Joseph Fitch ParadigmLast changed 2/3 3:26P EST
I debated in NPDA parliamentary for 4 years in college. I have been judging for the Boston Debate League for over a year now.
On performance, I award speaker points equally weighed on verbal and non-verbal presentation, and cross examinaition question quality and strategy. The exception to ths is speed--speed is fine.
On positions, I have thick calluses for theory and procedural arguments, both surrounding the role of the ballot and why they are voting issues.
Weigh impacts (probability, scope, magnitude, time-frame, etc.) in-round and be as articulate with every argument as is reasonable given the time allotted. My job as the objective arbiter is easy when each point is argued to conclusion.