Ben Schultz Paradigm

Last changed 9/14 8:45A EDT

-- You should speak more slowly. You will debate better. I will understand your argument better. Judges who understand your argument with more clarity than your opponent's argument are likely to side with you.

-- You can't clip cards. This too is non-negotiable. If I catch it, I'll happily ring you up and spend the next hour of my life reading Cracked. If you're accusing a team of it, you need to be able to present me with a quality recording to review. Burden of Proof lies with the accusing team, "beyond a reasonable doubt" is my standard for conviction.

-- If I can't understand your argument -- either due to your lack of clarity or your argument's lack of coherence, I will not vote for it. The latter is often the downfall of most negative critiques.

-- One conditional advocacy + the squo is almost always safe. Two + the squo is usually safe. Any more and you're playing with fire.

-- I like to reward debaters who work hard, and I will work hard not to miss anything if I'm judging your debate. But I'm also a human being who is almost always tired because I have spent the last 12 years coaching debate...so if you seem like you don't care about the debate at hand, I am unlikely to try harder than you did.

- Anything else? Just ask....

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Crestian Policy Classic 2/13/2019 VAR R5 Cross Keys PK Pine Crest Prep EP Aff
Crestian Policy Classic 2/13/2019 VAR R2 Westminster KK Gulliver Prep GH Aff
Crestian Policy Classic 2/13/2019 VAR R1 Niles North KN Woodward GW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL ADW Chattahoochee JN Lexington BS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R4 Alpharetta HS BM McDonogh WZ Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R2 Chattahoochee JN Dallas Highland Park ML Aff
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX R4 SPASH JS Madison East JK Neg
Wisconsin State Debate Tournament 1/19/2019 VCX R3 Marquette Univ TM Fort Atkinson BH Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 VCX R5 Alpharetta HS JS Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BD Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2019 NCX R4 Drew Charter GF Montgomery Bell GL Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 St Vincent De Paul CC St. Andrew's Episcopal JL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R1 H.H. Dow RW North Broward Prep AB Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/3/2018 VCX R1 Woodward AS Galloway DS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Lexington CH New Trier HM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Grand Rapids City GH Carrollton Sacred Heart AM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Alpharetta HS BM Chattahoochee JN Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R2 Niles West RS Glenbrook North GS Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 NCX Octas USN CaWa Alpharetta HS BX
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX R4 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CG Riverwood CL Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 VCX R3 Marist FO Riverwood JP Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/28/2018 NCX R1 Woodward FL Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart ML Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R6 Liberal Arts and Science IJ Isidore Newman HV Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R5 Niles West BB St. Vincent De Paul BP Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R2 Presentation GN Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AP Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R1 Damien GD Caddo Magnet LR Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD Octas Alpharetta HS BM Chattahoochee JN Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD Double Westminster GP North Broward Prep AB Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R4 Westminster FI Hawken MT Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R2 Georgetown Day BF Westminster YL Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R1 Chattahoochee HV Strath Haven LZ Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R5 Caddo Magnet KL Pace NS Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R3 SLC West Kim & Banuri Georgetown Day Partman & McAfee Aff
GFCA State 3/2/2018 CX Semis Woodward Arjun Srinivasan & Alanna Pearson Pace Tyler Henderson & Ben Nottingham Aff Aff on a 3-0
GFCA State 3/2/2018 CX Quarte Pace Tyler Henderson & Ben Nottingham Chattahoochee Josh Jeong & Rithvik Nagabhirava Aff Aff on a 2-1
GFCA State 3/2/2018 CX R4 Woodward Arjun Srinivasan & Alanna Pearson Chattahoochee Josh Jeong & Rithvik Nagabhirava Neg
GFCA State 3/2/2018 CX R2 Westminster Alex Greene & Christopher Rascoe Chattahoochee Disha Adama & Ash Arumugam Aff
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 1/20/2018 VCX R4 Woodward SG Riverwood PR Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX Octofi Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CG Riverwood AD Aff Neg on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R6 Riverwood JP Calhoun FG Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R4 Riverwood CD Calhoun BF Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 NCX R3 Calhoun GD Gulliver Prep VB Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R2 Chattahoochee AA Marist UZ Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild Debate Tournament 1/12/2018 VCX R1 Riverwood PR Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart JP Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R5 Berkeley Prep WK Whitney Young JT Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R4 Univ Of Chicago Lab UH Highland Park (Dallas) MK Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R4 Woodward TS Cambridge DP Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R3 Henry W. Grady TC Woodward KV Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 JCX R2 Wheeler HePa Cambridge RH Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/4/2017 NCX R1 Woodward RM Walton RR Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/29/2017 VCX Octas Riverwood AD USN DB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/29/2017 VCX R4 Riverwood AD Cross Keys KP Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/29/2017 VCX R3 Alpharetta MV Carrollton ArPa Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/29/2017 VCX R2 Northview KJ Westminster MM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R6 Salt Lake City West AB Isidore Newman AL Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R5 WB Ray SS Isidore Newman QD Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R4 McKinney CB Rowland Hall-St Mark DS Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R3 Liberal Arts and Science BW Crossings Christian DS Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/16/2017 CX R2 Moore DS St. Andrew's Episcopal JL Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R2 Skyline (Oakland, CA) AH Ransom Everglades CF Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 3/10/2017 OCX Round Cabot BS Riverwood AD Aff
Johns Creek Gladiator Debates 2/3/2017 VLD Semifi Bethlehem Christian JB Lassiter GL Aff Neg on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX Quarte Riverwood AD Marist AV Aff Aff on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R6 Milton VR Isidore Newman KW Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/13/2017 VCX R2 Altamont IM Marist AV Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 CX R4 Peninsula JK Eugene Independent LS Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/5/2016 NCX R4 Wheeler PH Northview SH Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/5/2016 NCX R3 Northview YC Mount Vernon Presbyterian DM Aff
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/5/2016 NCX R2 Wheeler SP Milton BA Neg
Sequoyah Autumn Argument 11/5/2016 NCX R1 Lambert ND Riverwood JR Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX Quarte Woodward AS Marist VE Aff Aff on a 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX Octas Montgomery Bell Ha USN BB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX 6 Marist SZ USN BB Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX 5 Calhoun BF Marist VE Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/30/2016 VCX 4 Woodward AH Calhoun KF Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX Double Meadows BN Lexington ZR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R6 Interlake LL Rowland Hall-St. Mark's BM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R4 Coppell DP Grapevine SH Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R2 Crossings Christian DS Liberal Arts and Science MS Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 CX R1 Bishop Guertin KV Westminster Schools-Atlanta DG Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Octos Little Rock Central JJ Westminster Schools-Atlanta BH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var Double Baltimore City EY Ransom Everglades CF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R6 Pine Crest Preparatory CJ Baltimore City EY Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R4 Brophy CP GS Pine Crest Preparatory VT Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/3/2016 Var R2 Westminster Schools-Atlanta BH Calhoun FF Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 CX R7 Glenbrook North BL Polytechnic WX Aff
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 VAR Round Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BD Westminster Schools ZB Neg
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament 2/10/2016 VAR Round Ft. Lauderdale CF Westminster Schools DG Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 1/15/2016 OCX Octs Marist AV Westminster Schools CK Aff Aff on a 3-0
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 1/15/2016 OCX Round Pine Crest Preparatory T Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet RD Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 1/15/2016 OCX Round USN WB Westminster Schools GH Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 1/15/2016 OCX Round Woodward AS Marist AV Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 1/15/2016 OCX Round Pine Crest Preparatory V Calhoun SK Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 1/15/2016 OCX Round Alpharetta VM Pine Crest Preparatory R Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX Semifi Calhoun KS Milton HH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX Quarte Milton FM Calhoun KS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX Octafi Milton FM Alpharetta CC Aff Aff on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R6 Chattahoochee SM Alpharetta GD Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R5 Isidore Newman AZ Woodward RM Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/8/2016 VCX R2 Montgomery Bell CZ Marist AV Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet GR Oak Hall SZ Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Berkeley Prep NY Cabot BS Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Centennial LP Berkeley Prep EL Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX Octos Calhoun KS Walter Payton CP BC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R6 Niles North HS Niles West PS Aff
Peach State Classic 11/13/2015 VPD Semifi Woodward KE Milton HH Neg Neg on a 3-0
Peach State Classic 11/13/2015 VPD Quarte Chattahoochee TS Marist AV Neg Neg on a 2-1
Peach State Classic 11/13/2015 VPD Round Mount Vernon Presbyterian ML Woodward PH Neg
Peach State Classic 11/13/2015 VPD Round Columbus EH Riverwood AD Aff
Peach State Classic 11/13/2015 VPD Round Milton HH Alpharetta WC Aff
Peach State Classic 11/13/2015 VPD Round Alpharetta MV Druid Hills LM Aff
Peach State Classic 11/13/2015 VPD Round St. Andrew's Episcopal RA Chattahoochee TS Neg
Autumn Argument 11/7/2015 VCX Elims Alpharetta CC Northview MR Neg Aff on a 2-1
Autumn Argument 11/7/2015 VCX R4 Marist AE Wheeler JZ Aff
Autumn Argument 11/7/2015 VCX R3 Northview MR Alpharetta KG Neg
Autumn Argument 11/7/2015 VCX R2 Dunwoody EO Alpharetta CC Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R7 Walter Payton CP BC East Kentwood RM Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R6 Wayzata BH Niles North LW Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R5 Niles North OKS H.H. Dow PN Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R4 Niles West PS Broad Run SD Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R3 Niles West NY USN RB Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R2 Cathedral Preparatory LK West Bloomfield BK Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R1 Niles West Sh Chicago Lab Schools BH Neg
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 10/24/2015 VCX Quarte Woodward GK Milton FM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Alpharetta Treasure Hunt 10/24/2015 VCX R4 Marist RZ Paideia AR Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 VP Octafi Woodward Cheng & Kennedy Pace Funston & Movsovitz Neg Neg on a 3-0
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 VP R4 Wheeler Agee & Pokowitz University School of Nashville Bradshaw & Gilliland Aff
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 VP R2 University School of Nashville Kurupassery & Mei Henry W. Grady Choi & Watson Neg
Chattahoochee Cougar Classic 9/25/2015 VP R1 Woodward Essa & Gallups Pace Andra-Thomas & McCaffrey Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX Octafi St.Vin MH Blake SW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R6 WesSch CB BroCP SS Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R5 Westwo HH Coppel ZL Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R4 ColPre XK StGeo VM Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R3 ColPre MR RanEve FG Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R2 CarSch CP CadMag CM Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R1 LibArt CM Edge JM Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var Quarte Pittsburgh Central Catholic WM Westminster Schools DH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var Double Westminster Schools DH Polytechnic XH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R5 Carrollton BG Strath Haven GM Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R3 St. Vincent De Paul MH Whitney M. Young Magnet BF Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R2 Carrollton PG Westminster Schools DH Neg
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest 9/4/2015 Var R1 Cypress Bay HV St. Vincent De Paul HB Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 CX1 Quarte Alpharetta Brooks & Doss Montgomery Bell Capizzi & Jablonski Neg Neg on a 4-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/20/2015 CX2 Octafi Pace Movsovitz & Tashma Niles West Patel & Saro Neg Aff on a 2-1
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 2/27/2015 OCX Round Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart PG Westlake SW Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 2/27/2015 OCX Round Westminster Schools SZ Milton FM Neg
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 2/27/2015 OCX Round Chamblee Charter AP USN BW Aff
University of Georgia HS Bulldog Debates 2/27/2015 OCX Round Henry W. Grady CN Northview MP Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R6 Meadows SL Westminster Schools SB Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R4 Iowa City WZ Gulliver Prep SA Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R2 Montgomery Bell JR Harker MS Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/23/2015 CX R1 Homewood-Flossmoor LS Marist AB Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 NCX Quarte Marist AZ Chattahoochee RX Neg Neg on a 3-0
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Octafi USN KW Milton FM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Marist BV USN WB Aff
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Montgomery Bell CK Caddo Magnet AC Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Isidore Newman WZ Montgomery Bell WZ Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round St. Andrew's Episcopal NA Milton FM Neg
Samford University Bishop Guild 1/9/2015 VCX Round Roswell RB USN KW Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R6 Wayzata GA Roswell BR Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R4 Niles West MP Homewood-Flossmoor LS Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R3 Stuyvesant BD Glenbrook South CS Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX Double College Prep Pi Whitney Young DS Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R7 Niles West IT GPS AS Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R6 Pine Crest GJ Niles West AB Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R5 Damien CS St Francis GuRa Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R4 Damien SO Eagle High school CR Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R3 Dallas Jesuit TW Bingham NS Aff
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R2 Little Rock Central BG Damien Au Neg
The Cal Invitational at UC Berkeley 2/15/2014 VCX R1 Niles West Mc St. Vincent de Paul LH Aff
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD Anne D Pine Crest Preparatory GJ Chattahoochee AS Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD R6 Central Gwinnett BG Notre Dame PD Neg
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD R5 Calhoun MS Bronx Science DM Neg
The Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/24/2014 PD R3 Cedar Rapids Washington BK Gulliver Prep HC Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R7 St Ignatius Cleveland BH Montgomery Bell ZZ Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R6 Westminster Schools BG Chattahoochee AS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R5 Roswell CU Niles West HG Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R4 Detroit Community HS Hurricane DS Niles West BC Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R3 Westminster Schools YS Pine Crest LM Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R2 Westminster Schools HD Niles West LS Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/1/2013 VCX R1 Niles West AT H.H. Dow HH Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 OPEN Rd 8 Iowa CS Houston JJ Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 OPEN Rd 7 Georgetown LP George Mason KL Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 NOV Rd 6 Liberty AF Georgia Tech BT Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 JV Rd 5 Samford BM Liberty CE Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 JV Rd 4 South Florida CC New York IT Neg
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 JV Rd 3 Samford CH Liberty CC Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 OPEN Rd 2 Georgetown EnMc Dartmouth College CK Aff
GSU National College Debate Tournament 9/21/2013 OPEN Rd 1 Kansas City Kansas CC CG Georgetown KU Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 5 NilWes BH IowCit GW Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 4 Alphar RS PinCre BG Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 3 Mukwon FK NilWes AM Neg
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 2 EasKen KS Pace LR Aff
University of Michigan H.S. Debate Tournament 11/2/2012 VCX open 1 Pace CK PinCre LM Aff