Derek Hanson Paradigm

Last changed 11/1 4:05P PST

I competed in Policy from 2006 to 2010 and in British Parliamentary at the college level from 2010 to 2014. I've been judging since then, and am now running the debate program at Glacier Peak High School.

POLICY

I'm a Stock Issues judge, and when Stock Issues are fulfilled, I default to Policymaker. I tend to have a low tolerance for frivolous Topicality arguments, but am willing to consider most based on the quality of the link and argumentation presented. My belief is that we're here to debate a policy option, not discuss external advocacy. I have absolutely no tolerance for performance affs. If you run one, and your opponent so much as utters a basic T shell and consistently extends it through the round, you stand very little chance of winning.

I have a dislike of most kritiks. In my view many Kritiks, while useful in theory, often allow debaters to become lazy and shirk their research obligations while running the same strategy year after year. In other cases they're based on hopelessly distorted pseudo-intellectual crap that regresses the educational value of the debate. They can, however, have their legitimate uses and it would be wise for the neg, if they choose to run one with me, to provide a clear weighing mechanism as to why I should prefer the K over the policy issue we're here to debate.

I hate performance affs with a fiery passion. They're a cheap gimmick with no redeeming value beyond a few chuckles, and negate any educational value for the round. I cannot emphasize enough how much I despise these things.

I'm able to understand speed, but prefer clear articulation.

I highly value clash and a weighing mechanism in the round, and strongly encourage analysis on arguments made. I work to avoid judge intervention in all cases, unless there is clear abuse of the debate format. Don't just give me arguments and expect me to do the math; demonstrate how they show that you win the round.

LINCOLN-DOUGLAS

I am a firm believer in traditional LD debate. "Progressive" styles are a bastardization of this format. You want to pull that stuff, go back to Policy. Value-criterion debate is the name of the game, along with philosophical analysis of a topic, not how a plan might be implemented.

I am not a fan of Kritiks, but can understand that in some cases they can have legitimate uses. You're going to have to do some serious work if you want to try and get me to prefer the K, but it's certainly possible.

LD doesn't have plans. Stop trying to run them. Same with CP's.

No speed. A conversational speaking rate is more than adequate if you've done your homework and refined your case.

Performance affs will result in swift and appalling reprisals in your speaker points, even in the unlikely event that you win the round. A low-point win is virtually inevitable in that case.

Adaptation to your audience is one of the most basic and essential factors in debate, and public speaking in general. Failure to do so is your own fault.

PUBLIC FORUM

I strongly prefer traditional public forum debate. No plans, no funny business from other forms of debate. I have a violent dislike for spreading in this format.

WORLDS DEBATE

Traditional Worlds adjudication. Do not spread.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 LD-O Semi-F 6113 6117 Neg Neg on a 3-0
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 LD-N R5 6020 6014 Aff
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 LD-N R5 6010 6000 Aff
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 LD-O R4 6116 6119 Aff
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 LD-O R4 6102 6122 Aff
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 CX-O R3 6404 6400 Aff
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 LD-O R1 6122 6103 Aff
14th Annual Panther Invitational 11/9/2019 LD-O R1 6120 6100 Aff
Sedro Woolley 11th Annual Invitational 11/1/2019 LD-O R6 Bellin WB Sehome PP Neg
Sedro Woolley 11th Annual Invitational 11/1/2019 CX-O R4 MouVer ML Kamiak LK Neg
Sedro Woolley 11th Annual Invitational 11/1/2019 LD-N R3 Bellin AH MouVer SG Aff
Sedro Woolley 11th Annual Invitational 11/1/2019 LD-N R3 Bellin MD Bellin RJ Neg
Sedro Woolley 11th Annual Invitational 11/1/2019 CX-O R2 MouVer ML Kamiak KP Aff
Sedro Woolley 11th Annual Invitational 11/1/2019 CX-O R1 Kamiak LK Kamiak LL Aff
Interlake Invitational 10/25/2019 OLD R5 Hayun Bae Daniel Bomberger Aff
Interlake Invitational 10/25/2019 OLD R5 Kevin Luo Ronald Wang Aff
Interlake Invitational 10/25/2019 OLD R4 Aarti Kumar David Lee Aff
Interlake Invitational 10/25/2019 NLD R2 Keerthana Kompella Isaac Crane Neg
Interlake Invitational 10/25/2019 NLD R2 Medhya Goel Alyssa Zhu Aff
Interlake Invitational 10/25/2019 OLD R1 Sachin Zachariah Oliver Yun Aff
Interlake Invitational 10/25/2019 OLD R1 Joshua Wang Ellie Liu Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS R5 Sundance Violet Florida Panther White Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS R2 South Carolina Silver Idaho Gem of the Mountain Red Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 WS R1 Heart Of America Blue Southern Minnesota Blue Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 LD R6 Redmond Arpi Hovnanyan Tumwater Riley Velazquez Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 LD R5 North Central Colton Schons Interlake Zitao Li Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 LD R4 Skyview Eoin Tyrrell Gig Harbor Anna Cardinal Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 LD R2 Gig Harbor Kira Rosenlind Bellevue Alexander Chen Aff
Tahoma High School Golden Bear Classic 11/16/2018 O-CX Semis Ingraham XV Interlake NT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tahoma High School Golden Bear Classic 11/16/2018 N-CX R5 Gig Harbor SO Interlake QP Aff
Tahoma High School Golden Bear Classic 11/16/2018 N-CX R4 Interlake YT Ingraham KHP Neg
Tahoma High School Golden Bear Classic 11/16/2018 O-CX R3 Garfield PB Interlake CC Aff
Tahoma High School Golden Bear Classic 11/16/2018 O-CX R2 Ingraham TS Garfield PW Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS Trips Florida Sunshine Red Rushmore Blue Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R6 New Jersey Green Nebraska South Blue Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R3 Rushmore Blue South Florida White Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 WS R1 Northeast Indiana Blue Northern Lights Green Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 LD R5 Gonzaga Prep William Foster-Dow Newport Anne Lim Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 LD R3 Ridgefield Eireann Van Natta Puyallup Andrew Burden Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 LD R2 Tumwater James Stafford Eisenhower Nolan Yee Aff
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 LDJV E2 Southridge KC Central Valley TT Neg Aff on a 2-1
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 LDNO E1 Newport LX Gig Harbor ZS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 LDNO R6 Gig Harbor AC Gresham-Barlow MC Aff
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 LDNO R6 Interlake AK Newport DG Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OLD R5 BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE CLUB JT Lake Oswego Senior JS Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OLD R5 BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE CLUB AB Vashon MS Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OLD R4 Lake Oswego Senior JL Interlake EZ Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OLD R4 Puyallup HP BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE CLUB WB Aff
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 LDNO R3 Mount Vernon RL Westview EW Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 LDJV R2 Interlake CL Southridge KC Aff
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 LDJV R2 Gig Harbor KR Newport JH Aff
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OLD R1 Lake Oswego Senior PS BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE CLUB DP Neg
Puget Sound 84th High School Invitational 1/5/2018 OLD R1 Brentwood SH Central Valley TO Neg
Redmond Forensics Invitational 2/4/2017 POLIC R5 Garfie BH Garfie MR Neg
Redmond Forensics Invitational 2/4/2017 POLIC R4 BELUNI HR Garfie PD Aff
Redmond Forensics Invitational 2/4/2017 POLIC R2 Eastla AV Garfie PC Neg
Redmond Forensics Invitational 2/4/2017 POLIC R1 Eastla YW Garfie PD Aff
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP sems BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE CLUB Renz & Reed Capital McCormick & Barclay Aff Aff on a 2-1
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP quarte Capital McCormick & Barclay Mt. Si Renner & Reese Aff Aff on a 2-1
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP R6 Mount Vernon Hughes & Henderson Gig Harbor Harbaugh & Monro Neg
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP R5 Gig Harbor Shaw & Jones Capital McCormick & Barclay Neg
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP R4 Garfield Huie & Javkhlan Gig Harbor Steele & Gillman Aff
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP R3 Garfield Lawson & Fillmore & Jones Gig Harbor Thomas & Murphy Aff
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP R2 Garfield Liu & Martinez BELLINGHAM UNITED DEBATE CLUB Renz & Reed Neg
83rd Annual Puget Sound High School Tournament 1/6/2017 CXOP R1 Garfield Powelson & Draper Kamiak Daniels & Wang Neg