Uma Srivatsa Paradigm

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Hi

I am a parent judge. I have experience judging for the past three years and familiar with rules. I have primarily judged LD, but have done some PF rounds.

I believe that the debators should speak effectively and communicate their perspectives on the topic with appropriate evidence. They should convince me why their perspective has superiority over their opponent. Speaking skills will only be considered if there is a tie between the two teams. I appreciate professionalism in the debate.

I can accept fast speaking, but I would not like speed reading which makes it very difficult to understand and strains the process of listening. I believe that effective arguments  have to be succinct, not necessarily elaborate.

I enjoy being a judge, often get inspired by the students and admire the work they put into the debate.

I look forward to being a judge.

Thank you.

Uma Srivatsa MD

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Nueva SW Mountain House FP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triple Cherry Creek SB Northwood PP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R5 Lynbrook TY James Logan SU Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R5 Canyon Crest JY College Prep JT Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R4 La Salle AV St Francis MK Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R4 Rowland Hall-St Mark ZD Bingham GT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R3 Dougherty Valley BK Nueva SP Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R3 Archbishop Mitty LV Milpitas MP Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD Double Monte Vista TH James Logan JG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD Double James Logan TT Cypress Bay AM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R6 Harker AM Sprague GT Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R6 Presentation AA Chaparral AR Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R3 Central Valley JT Palo Verde PW Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R3 Palo Alto TK El Cerrito EM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R2 Palo Alto AA Dougherty Valley PT Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R2 St Francis KL FSHA (Flintridge) ML Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R1 Los Altos VP Milpitas AD Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVLD R1 Monte Vista TH Palo Alto NT Aff