Alex Webb Paradigm

Last changed 17 June 2021 4:18 AM PDT

NSDA PF Update: Hey folks, I'm very familiar with debate overall, but I mostly come from a background of policy-focused debate, also including theory and kritiks. I did PF a few times in high school (including once at Nationals and making semifinals at State), but what you should be aware of is that I am less familiar with circuit PF norms. So: if you think those norms matter and should be enforced at any point, you need to (1) explain to me what the norms are and (2) why they matter in the context of the round. Simply asserting "people shouldn't talk fast in PF!" with no further explanation will not serve you well, for example. Will I vote on things like topicality or Ks in PF? Absolutely, at least assuming you win the argument.

TL;DR I know what I'm doing, so you can do whatever as long as you make sure you explain things and have warrants. If you're looking for a judge to read "wacky" arguments in front of, it's probably me. The best way to get my ballot is generating lots of offense and doing good weighing / impact comparison.

Experience:

I did Parli for 3 years at Ashland HS (Oregon) and broke at ToC my senior year. I just finished my third year of NFA-LD (basically solo policy) at Lewis & Clark, which included breaking and being a top 5 speaker at Nationals. I've been Head Coach at Catlin Gabel for two years. 19-4 on the winning side when judging on elim panels ;)

Main Judging Philosophy:

Progressive/Flow judge. I will vote for you if you win. Do that however you want. Yes, that means I will vote on anything, but I should also say that I (usually) can't vote on an argument if I don't really understand it, so explain your stuff and don't assume I'm familiar with your arguments or lit base. The takeaway: do whatever as long as you can justify it.

Debate is a game. Tech > Truth. It has come to my attention that no judge can be 100% tab, which is why I am now 110% tab. That being said, if you say something super blatantly false without any justification or warrants I will still be big sad. And even though tech > truth, you need warrants if you want to win on tech.

I strongly prefer policy-oriented debate (or Kritiks, or T/theory) over value debates (this goes for both LD and Parli) but if you want to have a value debate I will evaluate that too; it's your round.

I can definitely handle speed, but I would like to be on the email chain or have access to whatever file sharing you plan on using (ideally speechdrop <3). Also please go slower on tags so I can have pen time to get them down, but if you'd like to speed through the actual text of the cards go for it. For Parli, please read all important texts twice (plan/CP texts, interps and counterinterps, etc). If someone asks you to slow or clear and you do not make an effort to do so, your speaks will suffer, but I will not intervene and drop you. I am open to voting on speed theory but the argument needs to be made and won in order for me to do so.

I like it when you generate lots of offense. I theoretically could vote on presumption but have only done so once.

Please collapse in your final speeches! It makes things so much cleaner, and if you give me a clear path to the ballot instead of trying to messily go for everything, it will only help you. Same for weighing: if you weigh your impacts things will be so much cleaner and easier for me to vote for you.

I have done my fair share of wacky things in rounds including praying that God will enact the resolution, reading the Lorax on a climate topic, saying I should win so my coach would let me go to the beach, making memes a voting issue, and revoking my opponent's right to speak, so I'm game for that kind of stuff if you want, but you still need to win the arguments (obviously).

Simply asserting "XYZ is in the rules" without giving me reasons why those rules are good or should be enforced is not very persuasive. Give me some kind of impact. "T is a voter for education and fairness" is almost always a better argument than "T is a voter because of the rules."

Note that I do not always flow author names, so when extending cards, please give me the tagline or reference what the card says rather than just saying "extend Smith 21."

Things I default to if no other articulation is made in round (but these are very easily changed, just make the argument): Net benefits, T before K before case, competing interps, magnitude>probability.

Positions I like/dislike:

(NOTE: I will not auto-vote for/against these; what is argued in round matters most and my personal preferences are irrelevant if you win the flow. This is just for you to get an idea of my familiarity with stuff and what could require more work in front of me. I will never auto-drop or refuse to evaluate an argument unless it's clearly morally problematic)

Like: Topicality, (most) theory, cap, queer theory, (some) D&G, good politics DAs (which are very rare unfortunately), "strange" impact turns (nuke war good, econ collapse good, etc.), framing arguments, Ks and DAs that turn case, idk probably some more stuff. K affs and policy affs are both cool (but I'm down to vote on framework if you win it obviously)

Dislike: Bad politics DAs, security Ks, Baudrillard, Heidegger, Ks without alts, actor/agent CPs, 50 States, arguments without impacts, super blippy positions that get significantly backfilled (e.g. 1-card Ks or DAs, 1-2 sentence T/Theory without the full shell, etc.)

When I'm competing I split aff rounds pretty evenly between policy and K affs, and my 1NCs usually consist of a T shell or two, a K, a DA + CP, and case turns/answers or some vague combination of those things. I probably collapse to T or theory in at least half my neg rounds lol, maybe even ~70% of them.

Misc:

Disclaimer: if you say anything racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic or generally bigoted I will give you zero speaker points and potentially drop you. This is the only time I will intervene.

If you say the magic phrase "Uh Oh Spaghetti-O's" in your speech I might give you extra speaker points. This is my way of knowing if people have read my paradigm.

I don't flow CX. If you want something that was brought up during CX to make it on the flow, you need to reference it during speech time and tell me where it's relevant on the flow and why.

I don't take speaking style into account at all because doing so is often ableist and discriminatory against marginalized groups. IEs are judged based on talking pretty; debate shouldn't be. If you quote JFK at me I will either laugh or cry; maybe both.

If you have any questions about specific arguments, other preferences, or whatever else, feel free to ask before the round!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R13 1063 1309 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R11 1030 1120 Con Con 2-1
Georgiana Hays Invitational HS 2021-05-15 OParl R3 Irvington GV Los Altos LL Gov
Georgiana Hays Invitational HS 2021-05-15 NParl R2 Notre Dame San Jose NA Los Altos BS Opp
OSAAOnPoint Community Credit Union Speech State Championships HS 2021-04-19 LDV Semis 35X 660 37H 661 Aff Aff 3-0
OSAAOnPoint Community Credit Union Speech State Championships HS 2021-04-19 CX Semi 107K 308 37H 306 Neg Aff 2-1
OSAAOnPoint Community Credit Union Speech State Championships HS 2021-04-19 LDV Rd4 44F 665 37H 663 Neg
OSAAOnPoint Community Credit Union Speech State Championships HS 2021-04-19 LDV Rd3 35X 659 81K 678 Neg
OSAA March 12 and 13 Districts HS 2021-03-10 11CX R1 ZA 500 ZC 503 Aff
Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School HS 2021-03-02 PARLI Semi AK 1002 AX 1011 Neg Neg 3-0
Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School HS 2021-03-02 PARLI R3 AT 1009 AS 1021 Aff
Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School HS 2021-03-02 PARLI R2 AC 1019 AX 1010 Neg
Diana Vazquez Duque Invitational at Oregon City High School HS 2021-03-02 PF R1 AG 1615 BK 1603 Neg
North Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-02-20 CX S Runo AH 124 AE 112 Neg Neg 3-0
North Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-02-20 PF Elim1 AC 416 AT 431 Neg Aff 2-1
North Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-02-20 LD Rd3 AG 129 AC 115 Aff
North Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-02-20 LD Rd2 AW 151 AS 141 Neg
North Oregon District Tournament HS 2021-02-20 CX Rd1 AH 124 AE 122 Aff
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SLD R5 WooWil CT LSC AF Aff Aff 3-0
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SParli R4 WooWil WC OreCit TL Aff
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SParli R3 OreCit ES Tualat WW Aff
Singletary High School Forensics Tournament HS 2021-02-06 SParli R1 LSC CS Tualat BS Aff
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OLD R9 Plano Independent NG Woodrow Wilson PB Neg Aff 2-1
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OPAR R8 Nueva BZ Berkeley BT Gov Gov 3-0
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OLD R7 Sam Barlow EL Lincoln AW Neg Neg 3-0
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OPF R6 Foothill KS Astor Redhead RB Pro Pro 2-1
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OLD R4 Woodrow Wilson PB S. Eugene H. S WK Aff
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OLD R2 McClintock LK Woodrow Wilson CT Aff
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2021-01-16 OLD R1 West Linn JC Lincoln WG Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R6 Los Altos LS Campolindo RY Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R5 Prospect FV Nueva SJ Neg
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R4 Torrey Pines AS Irvington PM Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R3 Los Altos WT Nueva SN Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R2 Nueva TK El Cerrito BT Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational HS 2021-01-10 OPAR R1 Polytechnic SF Los Altos VM Aff
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 OPARLI R4 AL 2012 BZ 2033 Opp
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 OPARLI R3 BY 2022 AC 2000 Gov
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 NPAR R2 AK 2100 AL 2100 Gov
The Holiday Edge at Virtual ClackamasCleveland HS 2020-12-02 OPF R1 AZ 2600 BY 2600 Con
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 PF R5 N Hankins & Howard AA Dulani & Ji Aff Aff 2-1
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 J PF R4 AA Nagata & Vasudevan S Levesque & Yourg Con
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 Parli R3 N Evans & Oldham B Raich & Eagles-Smith Prop
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 J PF R2 AA Teh & Huang AJ Andreasen & Kearney Pro
South Albany RedHawk Virtual Invitational HS 2020-11-17 J PF R1 AI Pelletier & Buchanan AA Anantha & Teh Pro
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-14 Open Double Crystal Springs Uplands MG Menlo-Atherton PG Gov Gov 3-0
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-14 Open R5 Menlo-Atherton DC Papaya Valley/Irvington CM Gov
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-14 Open R3 Nueva TS Menlo-Atherton PG Gov
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-14 Open R2 Irvington ZP Papaya Valley MS Opp
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-14 Open R1 Mountain View/Los Altos LY Gunn LA Gov
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 NCX Final A 132 R 125 Aff Aff 2-1
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 LD R4 E Adam Moeglein R Alex Wei Neg
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 OCX R3 R 4500 AE 4500 Aff
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 J PF R2 AC Shaik & Schmitz Y Dimitruk & Eickhoff Pro
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 Parli R2 F Robertson & Starr H Botorogeanu & Jost Opp
South Coast Virtual Invitational HS 2020-10-19 NCX R1 AC 122 R 122 Neg
Holiday Edgy Debates HS 2019-12-06 OParl R4 Lakeri 914 Lincol 918 Aff
Holiday Edgy Debates HS 2019-12-06 OLDV R3 Summit 820 Lincol 816 Neg
Holiday Edgy Debates HS 2019-12-06 OLDV R2 WesLin 822 WooWil 828 Neg
Holiday Edgy Debates HS 2019-12-06 OSPAR R2 Neah-K 3018 Westvi 3025 Aff
Holiday Edgy Debates HS 2019-12-06 OSPAR R2 HooRiv 3013 Westvi 3022 Neg
Holiday Edgy Debates HS 2019-12-06 OSPAR R2 Gresha 3012 WooWil 3026 Aff
Holiday Edgy Debates HS 2019-12-06 OCX R1 OES 1004 Clacka 1000 Neg
Willamette Valley Classic South Albany HS 2019-11-23 NPAR R3 AF 2901 AH 2900 Aff
Willamette Valley Classic South Albany HS 2019-11-23 OPF R3 AB 2801 BD 2800 Neg
Willamette Valley Classic South Albany HS 2019-11-23 NPAR R2 AD 2900 BD 2900 Neg
Willamette Valley Classic South Albany HS 2019-11-23 NPF R1 AZ 2701 AF 2700 Neg
Silverton Fox Invitational HS 2019-11-09 OPAR R3 BA 2819 AX 2810 Aff
Silverton Fox Invitational HS 2019-11-09 NPFD R2 BM 3201 BA 3206 Con
2019 Ashland Debate a thon with Big Questions HS 2019-05-18 BQD R3 Ashland Cole Daneman & Lilian Ljungkvist Ashland Thatcher Houghton & Ryan Walker Aff
2019 Ashland Debate a thon with Big Questions HS 2019-05-18 BQD R1 Ashland Thatcher Houghton & Ryan Walker Ashland Avery Jones & Sienna Scoggin Neg
OSAA District 13 HS 2019-03-13 CX R3 AA 504 AD 501 Aff Aff 3-0
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD Final West Linn DT Oak Hill AS Neg Aff 2-1
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD Semi Ferris CV West Linn DT Neg Neg 3-0
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD Quarte Oak Hill AS Westview AM Aff Aff 3-0
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD Octos Lincoln NW Ferris ZC Aff Aff 3-0
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OPAR Partia Lincoln TS Panthers Independent SP Gov Gov 2-1
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD R6 Oak Hill AS Lake Oswego Senior SZ Aff
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD R5 Lincoln WG S. Eugene H. S TH Aff
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD R3 Sprague LW Woodrow Wilson NV Aff
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD R2 Oregon City CM Westview AM Neg
Jean Ward Invitational HS 2019-01-19 OLD R1 S. Eugene H. S WK West Linn JH Aff
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 OPFD R4 AP 2008 AD 2005 Con
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 OParl R4 AE 917 AH 937 Gov
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 OParl R3 AW 921 AP 920 Opp
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 NPFD R3 AR 506 AE 515 Con
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 OPFD R2 AD 2004 AP 2009 Pro
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 NCX R1 AR 403 BA 404 Neg
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 NSPAR R1 AP 630 AD 631 Aff
Holiday Edgy Debate HS 2018-11-30 NSPAR R1 AL 620 AD 621 Aff
Whats the Big Question in Ashland HS 2018-04-27 6th R2 Ellis Pryor & Cameron Stein Thatcher Houghton & Rio Giancarlo Neg
Whats the Big Question in Ashland HS 2018-04-27 6th R1 Hailey Carroll & Elan Solomon Ellis Pryor & Cameron Stein Aff
Ashland Grand Prix Novice Debates HS 2017-10-01 Parl R4 Ashland Kali De St. Phalle & Amelia Kahn Ashland Asa Picton & Eliot Warner Opp
Ashland Grand Prix Novice Debates HS 2017-10-01 LD R2 Ashland Leah Aaronson South Medford Isabella Batte Aff
Ashland Grand Prix Novice Debates HS 2017-10-01 PF R1 Crater Andrea Gilliland & Dyani Zavala St. Mary's Yuyang Shi & Zetian Zhang Prop
Ashland Grand Prix Novice Debates HS 2017-10-01 PF R1 South Medford Colby Edwards & Collin Herbelin Crater Kaylah Tartaglio & Jinwon Yeo Opp