Gayle Hyde Paradigm

Last changed 1 March 2021 8:57 AM CST

I have been coaching debate since 1980. I was a policy debater in high school. I have coached policy debate, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum, Big Question and World Schools debate. I am also a congressional debate coach and speech coach.

LD-

It comes as no surprise based on my experience and age, that I am a traditional judge. I do keep up on current theory and practice, but do not agree with all of it. I am a traditional judge who believes that LDers need to present a value to support based in the resolution. A criterion is helpful if you want me to weigh the round in a certain way. Telling me you won your criterion so your opponent loses doesn't work for me, since I believe you win the round based on your value being upheld by voting affirmative or negative on the resolution. Telling me to weigh the round though using your criterion makes me very happy.

Voting Issues- I need these. I think debaters ought to tell me what to write on my flow and on my ballot.

Not a fan of K's, performance cases, counter plans, or DA's in LD. I know the reasons people do it. I don't think it belongs in this type of debate. I know debate is ever-evolving, but I believe we have different styles of debate and these don't belong here.

Flow: I was a policy debater. I flow most everything in the round.

Speed- The older I get the less I like speed. You will know if you are going too fast --- unless your head is buried in your laptop and you are not paying any attention to me. If I can't hear/understand it, I can't flow it. If I don't flow it, it doesn't count in the round.

Oral Comments- I don't give them.

Public Forum-

I have coached Public Forum since it began. I have seen it change a bit, but I still believe it is rooted in discussion that includes evidence and clear points.

Flow: I flow.

Public forum is about finding the 2 or 3 major arguments that are supported in the round with evidence. The two final focus speeches should explain why your side is superior in the round.

I am not a fan of speed in the round. This is not policy-light. I do not listen to the poor arguments moving into the PF world.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
PHSSL State Championships HS 2021-03-13 LD Quart AW Nichole Poltinnikov AN Sahishnu Hanumolu Aff Aff 3-0
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 BQ Semis 261 262 Aff Aff 2-1
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 PF R4 F 359 P 364 CON
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 BQ R4 268 133 Neg
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 BQ R3 265 307 Aff
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 LD R3 Y 303 F 284 Neg
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 LD R2 T 333 F 186 Neg
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 BQ R2 263 267 Neg
UIL District Tournament HS 2021-02-26 LD R1 Y 301 G 328 Aff
Rushmore District Tournament HS 2021-02-24 PF R2 Ryan Corcoran & Cassidy Herding Nicholas Hillberg & Jordan Johnson Pro Pro 3-0
Rushmore District Tournament HS 2021-02-24 PF R1 Katherine Escalante & Riley Nold Cohan Pietz & Paige Westergren Pro Pro 3-0
Northern South Dakota District Tournament HS 2021-02-16 BQ R7 Brookings An Aberdeen Central Buchele Neg Neg 3-0
Northern South Dakota District Tournament HS 2021-02-16 PF R1 Watertown Hughes & Krol Huron Calkins & Weir Neg Neg 2-1
North Dakota Roughrider District Tournament HS 2021-02-04 BQ R6 B1 Q2 Neg Neg 2-1
North Dakota Roughrider District Tournament HS 2021-02-04 PF R5 204 211 CON CON 3-0
North Dakota Roughrider District Tournament HS 2021-02-04 PF R1 216 200 PRO
South Dakota Novice Debate Tournament 4 HS 2020-12-01 NPF R3 Milban Monroy Bello & Schwagel GroAre Sanchez-Gonzalez & Standing Soldier Pro
South Dakota Novice Debate Tournament 4 HS 2020-12-01 NPF R2 AbeCen Brockel & Hanley WasHS michael & Ellwein Pro
South Dakota Novice Debate Tournament 4 MS 2020-12-01 NLD R1 Able2S Terry Qi Lennox Gunnar Geiken Neg
Washington Warrior Invite NIETOC Bid HS 2020-11-19 VLD R5 SFW John Hinrichs SFL Katherine Mickelson Aff
Washington Warrior Invite NIETOC Bid HS 2020-11-19 NLD R4 WAT Macie Sandon SFW Vicki Kieszek Aff
Washington Warrior Invite NIETOC Bid MS 2020-11-19 NLD R3 BLMS Dylan Vettical SFW Jenisha Gurung Aff
Golden Eagle Cup HS 2020-11-06 VLD R6 AbeCen Dustin Hermansen AbeCen Hanna Anderson Neg
Golden Eagle Cup HS 2020-11-06 NLD R4 Christopher Blackburn Katie Jensen Neg
Golden Eagle Cup HS 2020-11-06 NLD R3 Reese Duncan Breanna Wollman Neg
Golden Eagle Cup HS 2020-11-06 NLD R2 Netsanet Tefere Macie Sandon Neg
Golden Eagle Cup HS 2020-11-06 VPF R1 Ryan Corcoran & Cassidy Herding Zachary Blumeyer & Collin Dingsor Aff
Grand Forks Crosstown Debate HS 2019-12-07 O PF R2 C 805 J 807 Con