James Stage Paradigm

Last changed 2/16 11:46A EST

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 Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF Octofi Zoe Spicer & Nathaniel Yoon Numair Razzak & Martand Bhagavatula Aff Neg on a 3-2
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF Double Jj Yu & Zara Chapple Matthew Ong & Adam Alamy Aff Aff on a 2-1
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R8 Symposium CCW Tretiak & Kumar Symposium HWC Swarup & Gu Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R8 Forum HKM Knight & Abrams Forum SKS Cohn & Chang Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R7 Jane Shen & Amanda Huang Cole Flaherty & Enya Liz Cid Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R7 Forum MCP Mishra & Yuan Summit SDS Mckenzie & Doerr Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R7 Will Chasse & Wallace Chen Mitchel Wang & Karsen Wahal Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R7 Summit PSC Leach & Enseleit Forum ODL Zhu & Maher Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R6 Forum MCW Moon & Sheyman Forum ODL Tang & Kennedy Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R6 Summit SDS Wang & Pradhan Apex BWW Alamy & Gumlia Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R5 Aarushi Jain Camilla Green & Christopher Cho Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R5 Forum YEJ Fiorito & Dubey Summit CAC De leon & Gold Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R5 Forum PBD George & Pan Forum MCP Prokopeas & Reddy Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R4 Bodie Garda & Duncan Olsen Daniel Yu & Jarek He Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R4 Jennifer Cresap & Sophia Jansen Ava Olson & Alessandro Perri Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R4 Forum SCM Wang & Pattipati Forum PBD Singh & Xi Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R4 Forum PBD Zhang & Karty Forum MPK Yusaf & Ye Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R3 Siri Pattipati & Jade Wang Mimansa Bhalla & Brooke Blanton Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R3 Maxwell Lu & Cameron Hay William Ascher & Raj Saluja Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R2 Forum SKS Moricz & Li Forum SKS 1 & 2 Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R2 Nibhan Akbar & Rahman Hasib Nikola Tran-Mihail & William Clarke Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R2 Emily Yang & Emma Guan Norman Chow & Rachel Ding Aff
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R2 Forum SKS Kamadolli & Garg Forum SKS Trujillo & Campos Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R1 Anthony Wang & Selina Tang Ethan Handel & Sai Narra Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R1 Raghav Warrier & Arjun Nair Akash Choudhury & Rachel Lu Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R1 Forum SKS Talluri & Hammerman Forum SKS Workhlu & Bommineni Neg
NDF Boston Intensive 7/13/2019 PF R1 Forum SKS 1 & 2 Forum SKS Zhu & Lee Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R8 L296 L224 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R8 L241 L299 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R5 L252 L152 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R5 L288 L122 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R4 L294 L307 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R4 L246 L337 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R3 L282 L216 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R3 L138 L272 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R2 L244 L141 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R2 L309 L259 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R1 L106 L136 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 LD R1 L222 L104 Aff
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R5 4136 4039 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R5 4083 4075 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R4 4041 4112 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R4 4019 4054 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R3 4036 4124 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R3 4072 4140 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R2 4165 4161 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R2 4009 4091 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R1 4154 4029 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament 5/25/2019 PF R1 4203 4147 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD Octafi HuaXia Chinese JC ModernBrain NJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD R3 Harker SC Elite Leadership Institute AQi Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD R2 Revere CM Harker AS Neg
Middle School TOC hosted by UK 5/11/2019 LD R1 ModernBrain ML HuaXia Chinese JL Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R7 Summit CL Richard Montgomery SW Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R6 Newton South SR Bridgewater CJ Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R5 North Broward Prep CF Millard West BS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R4 William P Clements CH Westlake YL Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R3 Mount Si MS Coral Academy DO Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R2 St Mary's Hall NW Montgomery Blair JQ Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R1 College Prep CZ Lake Highland Prep CP Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Louis D. Brandeis SR Walt Whitman JM Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R6 Cardinal Gibbons ZD Marcus UO Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R5 Tuloso-Midway IL Lake Mary HS Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VLD R2 Cooper City AM Mountain Brook MC Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R5 290 162 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 LD R4 176 160 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R3 120 285 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 LD R2 234 178 Neg
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 PF R1 255 158 Aff
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/9/2019 LD R1 177 122 Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF TR Tut Clayton-Bradley CC Wayland GZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R3 Brentwood MT Westwood BS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R3 Riverwood DL Brentwood NR Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R2 Ravenwood MH Henry W Grady PD Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R2 Durham DK Holy Cross WW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R1 Colleyville Heritage LW Brentwood GG Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PF R1 Cinco Ranch RT Quarry Lane SK Aff
The Tradition Round Robin 11/9/2018 PF R5 Roberts & Eduardo Katz & Peterson Neg Neg on a 2-0
The Tradition Round Robin 11/9/2018 PF R2 Bagui & Bagdy Stern & Schurr Neg Neg on a 2-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R7 229 302 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R5 286 317 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R5 234 202 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R4 212 168 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R3 314 160 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Florida Manatee District Tournament 2/10/2018 LD R1 392 322 Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF Q Tuto Stuyvesant PS Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Neg Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF OC Tut College Prep PW Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF DO Tut Newsome AE Blake JW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF TR Tut Miami Beach Sr SP Regis MS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R6 Bellaire TK Poly Prep Country Day FS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R6 Walt Whitman HaSy Charles W Flanagan MS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R5 Mountain Brook SS Riverside DW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R5 Charlotte Catholic DM Monticello LY Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R4 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SW Nueva RM Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PF R4 Bellaire BK Delbarton SP Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF OF La Cueva MJ Presentation CJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF 3x Presentation VM Dougherty Valley GS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VPF 3x Dougherty Valley LN Saratoga KW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R6 BASIS Scottsdale KK Desert Vista WG Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Salpointe Catholic RP Fairmont Prep PL Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Flintridge Prep JN Hamilton SG Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R3 Hamilton PM Clark KS Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R3 Brophy CP SM Hamilton AG Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R1 BASIS Scottsdale AV Advanced Technologies Acad BG Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 NPF Semis Hinsdale Central JR Madison West AC Neg Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R7 Cranbrook Kingswood ZK Belvidere North HC Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R7 Albuquerque CM Ransom Everglades MS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R5 Fairmont Prep BA Dougherty Valley QZ Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R5 John F. Kennedy CR RP St Mary's Hall RH Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R4 Bronx HS Of Science CW Millburn MG Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R4 James Bowie SM Homewood-Flossmoor MS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R1 Morristown West CT BASIS Silicon Valley CC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VPF R1 John Paul II TE West Des Moines Valley PC Aff
NDF Iowa 7/30/2017 PRAC R6 Young-McKee SV Clark-Wood CoS Neg
NDF Iowa 7/30/2017 PRAC R5 Young-McKee BK Clark-Wood CaS Neg
NDF Iowa 7/30/2017 PRAC R4 Young-McKee SS Clark-Wood ME Neg
NDF Iowa 7/30/2017 PRAC R3 Young-McKee SV Young-McKee RC Aff
NDF Iowa 7/30/2017 PRAC R2 Allseits-Stage GL Allseits-Stage GZ Aff
NDF Iowa 7/30/2017 PRAC R1 Allseits-Stage GZ Allseits-Stage GK Aff
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH Quarte Mason & Bansal Sridhar & Legate-Yang Neg Neg on a 5-0
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH Octos Shankar & Cigale Hollier & Wang Neg Neg on a 2-1
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH Double Wei & Lin Fan & Zhang Aff Aff on a 2-1
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R6 Pan & Ryu Bhat & Ganesh Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R6 Chung & Langford Goldenberg & Dhingra Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R5 Grazioso & Ji Chahal & Siluveru Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R5 Chakravarthy & Mishra Anise & Hunshchofsky Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R4 Furnace Jung & Shih Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R4 Kondylis Yang & Liu Aff
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R3 Chen & Kang Vedire & Wang Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R3 Maynor & Ross Kemeny & Luo Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R2 Granmayeh & Snyder Green & Khan Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R1 Plante & Trujillo Norman & Kaner Neg
NDF Boston 7/12/2017 MINH R1 Warty & Kim Mahendru & Zhang Aff
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF Semis Nueva MS Millburn CY Aff Aff on a 3-2
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF Forum St Mary's Hall RF Jasper ZF Aff Aff on a 3-2
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF Octos Horace Mann/Hunter RK Oakwood School FO Neg Neg on a 3-0
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R6 Green Valley/Quarry Lane BA Summit CS Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R6 Fairmont Prep KS Kempner KY Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R5 Pine View/Summit MR Strake Jesuit/Pine View CM Aff
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R5 Horace Mann SK Hunter/Southlake Carroll MP Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R4 Trinity Prep PT Plano West Senior ZT Aff
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R4 Lake Highland/Acton Boxborough WS Summit CN Neg
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R3 St Mary's Hall RF Chaparral AW Aff
Minh A Luong NDF Tutorials 7/22/2016 PF R3 Horace Mann GG Hawken/Greenhills LB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PF R7 Poly Prep Country Day AA Pinecrest SS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PF R5 St. Thomas Aquinas SM Vestavia Hills BC Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PF R5 Brentwood KW Lovett HM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PF R2 Harker BC Holy Cross ST Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/29/2016 PF R2 East Chapel Hill TM Myers Park CM Aff