Helen Liu Paradigm

Last changed 2/20 8:57A PDT

I am a parent of an LD debater, so I have no experience in debating myself. However, I have judged many rounds at league tournaments and the Cal Invitational 2016. I am definitely a lay judge, and prefer if you can provide a clear, persuasive argument that has a conversational feel, so no spreading please. I try my best not to bring any biases into the round so my judgment can be solely based on whoever has persuaded me with their framework and arguments the best.

i will not be timing, so please time each other. 

Handshakes are fine, don't really mind either way; definitely will not influence anything in anyway. Just a quick thank you will be fine and appreciated. 

Overall, my final decision is based on whoever best convinced me. If I hear anything that may be technically correct but doesn't convince me or make sense to me, I will not vote on it.

I give speaker points mainly for encouragement, especially in JV, so will RARELY give anything less than 25 unless blatantly rude or impolite. More points for good presentation: delivery, body language, enunciation. 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVLD R3 Cherry Creek AZ Dougherty Valley AM Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVLD R3 Dougherty Valley RP Nova 42 AL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVLD R2 Cypress Bay NB Nova 42 NS Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVLD R2 Peninsula DJ Dougherty Valley IL Neg
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVLD R1 Monte Vista NP Loyola EM Aff
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/18/2017 JVLD R1 Monte Vista AH Miller Middle NS Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R6 El Cerrito MT Northland Christian MB Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R6 Kent Denver AA Cypress Bay LE Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R5 Harker AV FSHA (Flintridge) RL Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R5 Kent Denver GR Loyola MD Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 Dougherty Valley SY Oakwood School - North Hollywood EN Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R4 Granada Hills LG Oakwood KA Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Granada Hills TF El Cerrito FY Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R3 Brophy CP AP Loyola JN Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 Elite of Irvine SS Kent Denver AP Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R2 Loyola LA Harker SS Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Loyola BJ Sunset RB Neg
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD R1 Kudos OK Presentation NA Aff