Lynn Beeson

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 7 July 2020 4:24 PM EDT

Public Forum paradigm

I now coach speech (mostly extemp) and congressional debate, but I have judged PF and LD for the past 12 years in Ohio, Louisiana, and the national circuit. I never competed, but you know what they say about those who can’t…

I like to hear a well organized case—I value clarity and consistency. I prefer depth of analysis of one or two contentions rather than superficial treatment of a long list. Supporting evidence is important, but not as important as logical argumentation. Be sure that evidence actually supports or refutes and is not just thrown in to provide a source. I tend to vote on the arguments that involve impact and scope.

Clash is essential—nothing more deadly than listening to dueling evidence with no actual interaction. Do as much damage as you can to your opponent’s case and defend you own—sounds really basic, but that’s what I like to hear.

Crossfire is a time to ask questions—please do not use it to advance or restate your case (unless, of course, it pertains to a question you’ve been asked). I like to see teamwork in grand cross—please do not monopolize and let your partner get a word in edgewise.

I enjoy a nice extemporaneous delivery that demonstrates some real (or feigned) enthusiasm for your argument. Please do not spread—it is not impressive, and if I can’t follow you, the quality of your argument suffers.

And finally I value civility, courtesy, and respect—please don’t disappoint.

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Benjamin Franklin Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2022-02-04 NLD Finals Holy Cross JD JPG AD Aff Aff 3-0
Benjamin Franklin Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2022-02-04 NLD Semis Holy Cross JD JPG RO Aff Aff 3-0
Benjamin Franklin Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2022-02-04 NLD R4 Holy Cross FL JPG SL Aff
Benjamin Franklin Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2022-02-04 PF R2 JPG DR St Mary's Dominican SK Pro
Benjamin Franklin Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2022-02-04 NLD R1 Campbell County LH JPG AF Neg
Coppell Classic Swing HS 2022-01-07 NLD Quarte Allen HS/Lowery Freshman Center MF HuaXia Chinese School - Houston JX Aff Neg 2-1
Coppell Classic Swing MS 2022-01-07 NLD Octo Champions RW HuaXia Chinese School - Houston CS Neg
Coppell Classic Swing HS 2022-01-07 NLD R3 HuaXia Chinese School - Houston AC North Mesquite KO Aff
Coppell Classic Swing MS 2022-01-07 NLD R2 HuaXia Chinese School - Houston RZ Glen Rose IB Aff
Coppell Classic Swing HS 2022-01-07 NLD R1 North Mesquite AT Grapevine AM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 NLD Octo Lakeville North VV West Des Moines Valley FM Neg Neg 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 NLD R6 Apple Valley AY West Des Moines Valley GM Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 NLD R5 Lakeville South AR Apple Valley MM Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 NLD R4 Minnetonka AS Durham PA Aff
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 NLD R2 Apple Valley JM Minnetonka GF Neg
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-05 NLD R1 Evergreen Valley Independent AA Apple Valley CK Neg
Southside Shark Virtual Showdown HS 2021-10-28 PF R4 Teurlings Catholic BD JPG OW Aff
Southside Shark Virtual Showdown HS 2021-10-28 PF R2 JPG GR Teurlings Catholic GS Neg
Big Bronx Novice Event HS 2021-10-17 NLD R2 Bronx Science AO Bronx Science IV Aff
Big Bronx Novice Event HS 2021-10-17 NLD R1 Bronx Science NG Holy Cross JD Aff
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 NLD R4 JPG AS Golden State JM Aff
The Delores Taylor Arthur Virtual Invitational HS 2021-10-01 PF R2 East Chapel Hill MB JPG WW Pro
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF Semis nato attacc! SY Putin Your Cases in Danger GK PRO PRO 4-1
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF Qtrs Putin Your Cases in Danger SZ nato attacc! NV CON CON 2-1
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF R6 nato attacc! DG Putin Your Cases in Danger SD PRO
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF R5 Putin Your Cases in Danger BB Debetters BL PRO
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF R4 Putin's Poutine ZZ Debetters RG CON
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF R3 nato attacc! SC Putin Your Cases in Danger GK CON
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF R2 Putin Your Cases in Danger MM Debetters EG CON
Session 2 Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum 2021-07-29 PF R1 Putin's Poutine TM nato attacc! SY CON
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF Octos Chelsea Manning's Lady Gaga CD BL Putin In That Work YG CON CON 3-0
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF R6 Debaters R US IP Credible Deterrence LG CON
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF R5 H&H HUSTLAS LG Putin In That Work MZ CON
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF R4 TorNATOs WS Credible Deterrence ZZ CON
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF R4 Debaters R US CM Baltic Black Belts ZH PRO
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF R3 Debaters R US SW Credible Deterrence DD PRO
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF R2 Putin In That Work YG Chelsea Manning's Lady Gaga CD SB CON
Harvard Debate Council Summer Workshops Public Forum Tournament 2021-07-15 PF R1 Dead Poets Society NH TorNATOs FC CON
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R7 1074 1009 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R7 1318 1125 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R6 1186 1338 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R5 1322 1327 Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R5 1018 1190 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R4 1288 1053 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R4 1304 1355 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R3 1242 1152 Con
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R3 1151 1235 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R2 1136 1317 Pro
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R2 1147 1143 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R1 1121 1255 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-06-07 PF R1 1077 1278 Con Con 2-0
LHSSL State Tournament of Champions HS 2021-03-19 PF R3 Baton Rouge AT St Mary's Dominican KS Pro
LHSSL State Tournament of Champions HS 2021-03-19 NLD R2 Bolton SS Baton Rouge MW Neg
LHSSL State Tournament of Champions HS 2021-03-19 NLD R2 Airline MJ Christ Episcopal TM Aff
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2021-02-27 LD R4 Holy Cross BG JPG JF Aff
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2021-02-27 PF R2 St Mary's Dominican KS Baton Rouge AT Neg
LHSSL February Classic HS 2021-02-18 NLD R4 JPG CA Southside ST Neg
LHSSL November Classic HS 2020-11-05 ALD Semis Holy Cross TJ Teurlings Catholic AC Aff Neg 2-1
LHSSL November Classic HS 2020-11-05 PF R3 Baton Rouge AT Teurlings Catholic DH Neg
LHSSL November Classic HS 2020-11-05 NLD R2 Southside ST Airline LH Aff
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2020-09-25 PF Finals Bellaire RS University YP Con Pro 2-1
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2020-09-25 PF Quarte Ransom Everglades KG University CT Con Con 2-1
Harvard Session 2 Public Forum 2020-07-22 PF R6 Bernt Toast PW Soda Ocean EH CON
Harvard Session 2 Public Forum 2020-07-22 PF R4 Soda Ocean PL Bernt Toast SJ PRO
Harvard Session 2 Public Forum 2020-07-22 PF R3 UrineTrouble BM Soda Ocean CD PRO
Harvard Session 2 Public Forum 2020-07-22 PF R2 UrineTrouble VS Soda Ocean IH CON
NOCFL Qualifier and City Championship HS 2020-03-05 LD R4 Benjamin Franklin CD Christ Episcopal BC Neg
NOCFL Qualifier and City Championship HS 2020-03-05 LD R2 Holy Cross ND Dutchtown CG Aff
Saint Pauls Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-02-07 NLD Quarte Benjamin Franklin EB Christ Episcopal CS Aff Aff 3-0
Ben Franklin High School Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-01-31 NLD Quarte Christ Episcopal GG St Paul's MC Aff Aff 3-0
Ben Franklin High School Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-01-31 ALD R4 Holy Cross TJ Teurlings Catholic CS Neg
Ben Franklin High School Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-01-31 PF R3 St Mary's Dominican LK Christ Episcopal SW Con
Ben Franklin High School Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-01-31 ALD R2 St Mary's Dominican SR Teurlings Catholic AC Neg
Ben Franklin High School Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-01-31 NLD R1 Baton Rouge MP Christ Episcopal KW Neg
St Augustine High School HS 2019-12-06 NLD R4 Holy Cross JW Baton Rouge ZA Neg
St Augustine High School HS 2019-12-06 NLD R1 Christ Episcopal KW Holy Cross EM Aff
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2019-11-08 ALD Semis Teurlings Catholic EO Baton Rouge PF Aff Neg 2-1
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2019-11-08 PF Quarte Dutchtown CH Baton Rouge NC Pro Con 2-1
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2019-11-08 NLD R4 Baton Rouge MP Holy Cross AC Aff
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2019-11-08 ALD R3 Teurlings Catholic CS Christ Episcopal SM Aff
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2019-11-08 PF R2 St Augustine JB St Mary's Dominican SR Con
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2019-11-08 NLD R1 Christ Episcopal BC St Augustine BB Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R13 K622 K161 Neg Neg 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2019-06-17 XDB R12 K452 K780 Neg Neg 3-0
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2019-03-07 LD Finals Baton Rouge Magnet CH Holy Cross BZ Neg Neg 2-1
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2019-03-07 PF Finals Baton Rouge Magnet SN Holy Cross WW Pro Con 2-1
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2019-03-07 LD Quarte St Paul's HF Dutchtown HV Aff Aff 3-0
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2019-03-07 LD R4 St Paul's HF Baton Rouge Magnet FP Aff
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2019-03-07 LD R2 Benjamin Franklin YP Baton Rouge Magnet PF Aff
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2019-03-07 PF R1 Baton Rouge Magnet SN Holy Cross GO Pro
Ben Franklin New Orleans HS 2019-02-01 NLD R4 Baton Rouge Magnet DF Holy Cross LG Neg
Ben Franklin New Orleans HS 2019-02-01 NLD R3 Christ Episcopal BM Holy Cross AC Aff
Ben Franklin New Orleans HS 2019-02-01 NLD R2 Baton Rouge Magnet AH Holy Cross EM Aff
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2019-01-18 PF Semis Baton Rouge SQ Holy Cross WW Neg Neg 3-0
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2019-01-18 PF R3 Holy Cross RJ St Paul's BH Aff
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2019-01-18 LD R1 Holy Cross BZ Ruston DC Aff
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2019-01-18 LD R1 Ruston GB Baton Rouge CH Neg
St Augustine Purple Knight Invitational HS 2018-11-30 VLD R3 St Paul's HF Baton Rouge Magnet OS Aff
St Augustine Purple Knight Invitational HS 2018-11-30 PF R1 Mount Carmel DO Baton Rouge Magnet BM Neg
St Augustine Purple Knight Invitational HS 2018-11-30 PF R1 Baton Rouge Magnet CT Christ Episcopal PL Neg
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF Octos Columbus MP Altamont SC Con Con 2-1
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R6 Columbus MP Vestavia Hills BZ Pro
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R4 Mountain Brook BS Bellaire BR Con
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R4 Petal AM Strake Jesuit College Prep AJ Pro
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R3 Anthony Sabri Strake Jesuit College Prep CW Con
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R3 Strake Jesuit College Prep CD Baton Rouge Magnet NS Pro
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R2 Mountain Brook AB Bellaire DS Con
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R2 Vestavia Hills RH Durham LH Con
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R1 Montgomery SP Jesuit MZ Con
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhi HS 2018-09-28 PF R1 Altamont SC Columbus BN Pro
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2018-03-01 LD R4 Holy Cross BZ Baton Rouge Magnet MB Aff
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2018-03-01 LD R3 Baton Rouge Magnet PF Benjamin Franklin YP Neg
New Orleans CFL City Championship HS 2018-03-01 LD R2 Archbishop Shaw AC Riverdale LM Aff
Riverdale Rebel Revolution HS 2018-01-26 NLD R1 Holy Cross JM Benjamin Franklin YP Neg
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2018-01-19 PF Finals AY 3001 AE 3000 con pro 2-1
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2018-01-19 LD R2 AE 2004 AC 2023 Aff
Louisiana District Tournament HS 2018-01-19 LD R1 AG 2017 AW 2003 Neg
St Augustine Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-12-01 PF R4 Christ Episcopal LM Holy Cross CW Neg
St Augustine Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-12-01 PF R2 Holy Cross SB St Martin's Episcopal CB Aff
St Augustine Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2017-12-01 LD R1 Holy Cross BG Baton Rouge Magnet AQ Aff
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibitio HS 2017-09-29 World R6 Pascagoula BBRG Alabama School Of Mathematics & Science TDCB OPP
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibitio HS 2017-09-29 World R5 Pascagoula HTFA Pascagoula BBRG Prop
Holy Cross School Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibitio HS 2017-09-29 World R4 Alabama School Of Mathematics & Science TDCB Pascagoula MWMBW Prop
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD Dbl Oc 3061 3145 Aff Aff 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD Play-I 3027 3070 Aff Aff 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R5 3001 3097 Neg Neg 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R5 3140 3044 Neg Neg 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R4 3031 3072 Aff Aff 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R4 3078 3194 Aff Aff 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R3 3166 3210 Aff Aff 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R3 3114 3110 Aff Aff 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R2 3164 3039 Neg Neg 3-0
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R2 3184 3115 Aff Aff 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R1 3017 3013 Neg Neg 2-1
Grand Nationals HS 2017-05-27 LD R1 3141 3033 Neg Neg 3-0
Isidore Newman School Invitational HS 2016-12-09 PF Finals StoneWall PB Bellaire BW Aff Aff 2-1
Saint Augustine 46th Purple Gold Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-12-02 ALD Semis Benjamin Franklin MB Holy Cross TL Aff Aff 3-0
Saint Augustine 46th Purple Gold Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-12-02 ALD Quarte Neville MW Holy Cross RS Neg Neg 3-0
Saint Augustine 46th Purple Gold Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-12-02 PF Finals HolCro NM MouCar CM Aff Aff 4-0
Saint Augustine 46th Purple Gold Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-12-02 PF R3 MouCar CM HolCro BD Aff
Saint Augustine 46th Purple Gold Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-12-02 PF R2 AC MS HolCro NM Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-11-19 JVLD Qtrs Cape Fear MA Brookfield East NA Aff Aff 3-0
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2016-11-19 JVLD Octos Dougherty Valley KD Cypress Bay VR Aff Aff 3-0
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2016-11-11 PF R4 St. Augustine BC Holy Cross SN Con
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2016-11-11 ALD R3 Holy Cross BZ Benjamin Franklin MB Aff
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2016-11-11 ALD R2 Holy Cross TL Jesuit AZ Aff
Mount Carmel Academy HS 2016-11-11 CX Round Holy Cross FS Neville TS Aff
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2016-09-30 PF Finals Desoto Central NN Murrah JS Pro Con 2-1
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2016-09-30 PF Semis Desoto Central NN Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches BL Pro Pro 2-1
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2016-09-30 PF Quarte Murrah JS Blake BM Pro Pro 3-0
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2016-09-30 PF R6 St. Andrew's Episcopal BT Mountain Brook WJ Pro
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2016-09-30 PF R5 Montgomery BM Mountain Brook KT Pro
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2016-09-30 PF R4 St. Augustine BC Montgomery CC Con
Judge Certifications
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