James Stage Paradigm

Last changed 16 February 2019 6:46 AM EDT

THE OG PARADIGM

Former Competitor: 2008 - 2011

Coach - 2011 - Present

Speed - Go for it, I am not the best with speed but if you go for it, it isn't going to lose you points. I won't say clear or give you any indication that I am missing things though so you are taking a slight risk.

Weighing - Do it. Seriously, If I am given any clear weighing analysis in the round I will go for it. My resume and background reads like a moderate Republican's fantasy. You probably don't want me making personal decisions about how I think we should craft policy or evaluate vague concepts.

Signposting - Clearly tell me where you are going in the round. If I get confused I get disinterested and if I get disinterested I get onto Netflix and watch West Wing with the subtitles on.

Off-time Roadmaps - Do them. If you say you are going to read an overview or a framework, tell me where to put it or I will put in in my computer's trash file and empty it after your speech.

Crossfire - I might look like I am not paying attention to your crossfires. That's because I am not. Thats for you to clarify the round and for me to add detailed comments to the ballot. If something interesting happens, let me know in a speech. If you are going to start hitting someone, let me know and I will get out a camera.

Extending Defense - Meh. You don't really have to do this in my opinion but obviously if your opponents go through ink you might want to remind me of that fact, especially if it is on something you really want me to care about.

Weighing Pt.2 - Please do this. I am begging you.

SPECIAL LD EDITION

If I had a PF team that had the capacity to come this wouldn't be necessary but, for now, here we are. Doomed to dance this dance until my obligation of a minimum of three ballots are up and I have left your hopes and dreams broken at my feet.

Let's start this off on the right note. I know enough about LD and all of its components to be dangerous. In clearer terms, when you tell me what you are going to try to do I will conceptually understand what you are going for but I will lack the experience or wherewithal to implement your vision on my flow. See? Dangerous.

Don't take this to mean I don't care about the event or that I don't look forward to these rounds. Do take it to mean that if you are planning on taking any risks or doing anything tricky, that your opponent stands to benefit from my ignorance as much as you.

Speed (Preface): Good luck. Seriously, good luck. Speed is an excellent tool to put more arguments out there on the flow but maybe we want to make sure I understand the basic ones you are dropping first? Just a suggestion. And no, I won't do that "Clear" business. Adapt or die. This is forensic darwinism.

Technical Debate: Solid meh. You can. I won't drop you for it and I get that the adaptations I am asking for will mean that you need to adjust in ways that will force you to use it.

Defaults: Let's return to that dangerous thing. I don't really have any default preferences that I have developed over my lackluster experience judging. You can read my paradigm below for PF to see if you glean any information from that but otherwise, I am tabula rasa to a fault and will stick to what I am given in the round despite any personal beliefs or pre-existing knowledge.

Disclosure: Unless you are disclosing who wins the round before I need to judge it, it's not something I really care about. I buy why disclosure is a good thing and I also get how it can be abused given enough resources. If it becomes an issue I will evaluate it based on the arguments in the round and not the ones in my head.

I hope this helps although it undoubtedly will leave you in a state of fear akin to the people of Pompeii as the ash cloud descended on their once-idyllic town.

For email chains my email is jstagey@gmail.com.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R9 759 778 Aff Aff 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R8 866 793 Neg Neg 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R8 515 631 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R7 811 709 Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R7 836 744 Aff Aff 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R6 519 853 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R6 604 505 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R5 508 606 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R4 690 721 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R4 833 596 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R3 707 714 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R3 582 685 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R2 767 554 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R2 785 569 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R1 736 655 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 LD R1 733 797 Neg Neg 2-0
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF Octofi Zoe Spicer & Nathaniel Yoon Numair Razzak & Martand Bhagavatula Aff Neg 3-2
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF Double Jj Yu & Zara Chapple Matthew Ong & Adam Alamy Aff Aff 2-1
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R8 Symposium CCW Tretiak & Kumar Symposium HWC Swarup & Gu Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R8 Forum HKM Knight & Abrams Forum SKS Cohn & Chang Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Will Chasse & Wallace Chen Mitchel Wang & Karsen Wahal Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Forum MCP Mishra & Yuan Summit SDS Mckenzie & Doerr Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Jane Shen & Amanda Huang Cole Flaherty & Enya Liz Cid Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R7 Summit PSC Leach & Enseleit Forum ODL Zhu & Maher Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R6 Summit SDS Wang & Pradhan Apex BWW Alamy & Gumlia Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R6 Forum MCW Moon & Sheyman Forum ODL Tang & Kennedy Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R5 Forum PBD George & Pan Forum MCP Prokopeas & Reddy Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R5 Aarushi Jain Camilla Green & Christopher Cho Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R5 Forum YEJ Fiorito & Dubey Summit CAC De leon & Gold Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R4 Forum SCM Wang & Pattipati Forum PBD Singh & Xi Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R4 Forum PBD Zhang & Karty Forum MPK Yusaf & Ye Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R4 Bodie Garda & Duncan Olsen Daniel Yu & Jarek He Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R4 Jennifer Cresap & Sophia Jansen Ava Olson & Alessandro Perri Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R3 Maxwell Lu & Cameron Hay William Ascher & Raj Saluja Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R3 Siri Pattipati & Jade Wang Mimansa Bhalla & Brooke Blanton Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R2 Forum SKS Moricz & Li Forum SKS 1 & 2 Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R2 Emily Yang & Emma Guan Norman Chow & Rachel Ding Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R2 Forum SKS Kamadolli & Garg Forum SKS Trujillo & Campos Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R2 Nibhan Akbar & Rahman Hasib Nikola Tran-Mihail & William Clarke Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R1 Raghav Warrier & Arjun Nair Akash Choudhury & Rachel Lu Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R1 Forum SKS 1 & 2 Forum SKS Zhu & Lee Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R1 Forum SKS Talluri & Hammerman Forum SKS Workhlu & Bommineni Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 2019-07-13 PF R1 Anthony Wang & Selina Tang Ethan Handel & Sai Narra Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R8 L241 L299 Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R8 L296 L224 Aff Aff 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R5 L288 L122 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R5 L252 L152 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R4 L294 L307 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R4 L246 L337 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R3 L138 L272 Neg Neg 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R3 L282 L216 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R2 L244 L141 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R2 L309 L259 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R1 L106 L136 Aff Aff 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 LD R1 L222 L104 Aff
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R5 4083 4075 Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R5 4136 4039 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R4 4019 4054 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R4 4041 4112 Pro Pro 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R3 4036 4124 Pro Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R3 4072 4140 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R2 4009 4091 Con Con 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R2 4165 4161 Con Pro 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R1 4154 4029 Con Con 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals HS 2019-05-25 PF R1 4203 4147 Con Con 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 LD Octafi HuaXia Chinese JC ModernBrain NJ Aff Aff 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 LD R3 Harker SC Elite Leadership Institute AQi Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK HS 2019-05-11 LD R2 Revere CM Harker AS Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK MS 2019-05-11 LD R1 ModernBrain ML HuaXia Chinese JL Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R7 Summit CL Richard Montgomery SW Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R6 Newton South SR Bridgewater CJ Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R5 North Broward Prep CF Millard West BS Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R4 William P Clements CH Westlake YL Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R3 Mount Si MS Coral Academy DO Con
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R2 St Mary's Hall NW Montgomery Blair JQ Pro
Tournament of Champions HS 2019-04-27 PFS R1 College Prep CZ Lake Highland Prep CP Pro
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 Cardinal Gibbons ZD Marcus UO Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R6 Louis D. Brandeis SR Walt Whitman JM Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R5 Tuloso-Midway IL Lake Mary HS Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament HS 2019-02-16 VLD R2 Cooper City AM Mountain Brook MC Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2019-02-09 PF R5 290 162 Aff Aff 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2019-02-09 LD R4 176 160 Neg Neg 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2019-02-09 PF R3 120 285 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2019-02-09 LD R2 234 178 Neg
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2019-02-09 PF R1 255 158 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2019-02-09 LD R1 177 122 Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF TR Tut Wayland GZ
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R3 Brentwood MT Westwood BS Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R3 Riverwood DL Brentwood NR Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R2 Durham DK Holy Cross WW Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R2 Ravenwood MH Henry W Grady PD Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R1 Colleyville Heritage LW Brentwood GG Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2019-01-25 PF R1 Cinco Ranch RT Quarry Lane SK Pro
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 PF R5 Roberts & Eduardo Katz & Peterson Con Con 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin HS 2018-11-09 PF R2 Bagui & Bagdy Stern & Schurr Con Con 2-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2018-02-10 LD R5 234 202 Aff Aff 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2018-02-10 LD R5 286 317 Aff Aff 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2018-02-10 LD R4 212 168 Aff Aff 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2018-02-10 LD R3 314 160 Aff Aff 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament HS 2018-02-10 LD R1 392 322 Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF Q Tuto Stuyvesant PS Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Con Pro 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF OC Tut College Prep PW Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Con Con 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF DO Tut Newsome AE Blake JW Con Con 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF TR Tut Miami Beach Sr SP Regis MS Con Pro 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF R6 Walt Whitman HaSy Charles W Flanagan MS Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF R6 Bellaire TK Poly Prep Country Day FS Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF R5 Mountain Brook SS Riverside DW Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF R5 Charlotte Catholic DM Monticello LY Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF R4 Bellaire BK Delbarton SP Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2018-01-26 PF R4 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SW Nueva RM Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF OF La Cueva MJ Presentation CJ Pro Pro 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF 3x Presentation VM Dougherty Valley GS Pro Pro 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 VPF 3x Dougherty Valley LN Saratoga KW Pro Con 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R6 BASIS Scottsdale KK Desert Vista WG Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R5 Flintridge Prep JN Hamilton SG Pro
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R5 Salpointe Catholic RP Fairmont Prep PL Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R3 Hamilton PM Clark KS Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R3 Brophy CP SM Hamilton AG Con
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational HS 2018-01-05 NPF R1 BASIS Scottsdale AV Advanced Technologies Acad BG Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R7 Cranbrook Kingswood ZK Belvidere North HC Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R7 Albuquerque CM Ransom Everglades MS Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R5 John F. Kennedy CR RP St Mary's Hall RH Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R5 Fairmont Prep BA Dougherty Valley QZ Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R4 James Bowie SM Homewood-Flossmoor MS Pro
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R4 Bronx HS Of Science CW Millburn MG Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R1 Morristown West CT BASIS Silicon Valley CC Con
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-11-18 VPF R1 John Paul II TE West Des Moines Valley PC Pro
NDF Iowa HS 2017-07-30 PRAC R6 Young-McKee SV Clark-Wood CoS Con
NDF Iowa HS 2017-07-30 PRAC R5 Young-McKee BK Clark-Wood CaS Con
NDF Iowa HS 2017-07-30 PRAC R4 Young-McKee SS Clark-Wood ME Con
NDF Iowa HS 2017-07-30 PRAC R3 Young-McKee SV Young-McKee RC Pro
NDF Iowa 2017-07-30 PRAC R2 Allseits-Stage GL Allseits-Stage GZ Pro
NDF Iowa 2017-07-30 PRAC R1 Allseits-Stage GZ Allseits-Stage GK Pro
NDF Boston 2017-07-12 MINH Quarte Mason & Bansal Sridhar & Legate-Yang Con Con 5-0
NDF Boston 2017-07-12 MINH Octos Shankar & Cigale Hollier & Wang Con Con 2-1
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH Double Wei & Lin Fan & Zhang Pro Pro 2-1
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R6 Chung & Langford Goldenberg & Dhingra Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R6 Pan & Ryu Bhat & Ganesh Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R5 Chakravarthy & Mishra Anise & Hunshchofsky Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R5 Grazioso & Ji Chahal & Siluveru Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R4 Kondylis Yang & Liu Pro
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R4 Furnace Jung & Shih Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R3 Chen & Kang Vedire & Wang Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R3 Maynor & Ross Kemeny & Luo Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R2 Granmayeh & Snyder Green & Khan Con
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R1 Warty & Kim Mahendru & Zhang Pro
NDF Boston HS 2017-07-12 MINH R1 Plante & Trujillo Norman & Kaner Con
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF Semis Nueva MS Millburn CY Aff Aff 3-2
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF Forum St Mary's Hall RF Jasper ZF Aff Aff 3-2
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF Octos Horace Mann/Hunter RK Oakwood School FO Neg Neg 3-0
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R6 Green Valley/Quarry Lane BA Summit CS Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R6 Fairmont Prep KS Kempner KY Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R5 Pine View/Summit MR Strake Jesuit/Pine View CM Aff
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R5 Horace Mann SK Hunter/Southlake Carroll MP Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R4 Lake Highland/Acton Boxborough WS Summit CN Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R4 Trinity Prep PT Plano West Senior ZT Aff
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R3 Horace Mann GG Hawken/Greenhills LB Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials HS 2016-07-22 PF R3 St Mary's Hall RF Chaparral AW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R7 Poly Prep Country Day AA Pinecrest SS Pro Pro 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R5 Brentwood KW Lovett HM Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R5 St. Thomas Aquinas SM Vestavia Hills BC Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R2 Harker BC Holy Cross ST Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R2 East Chapel Hill TM Myers Park CM Pro