Ken Karas Paradigm

Last changed 11/19 4:10P EDT

I was a policy debater in high school (Glenbrook North) and college (Georgetown) in the 1980s, which means I debated in an era where debaters didn't get to pick judges who they knew agreed with their arguments before the round started.

I have been on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues for the last decade and I have been actively coaching and judging these past four seasons.

I'm a strict tabula rasa judge. Yes, I have my own viewpoints, but I leave them in the hallway and I have voted for and against every type of argument. I'm fine with well-articulated speed. Take CX and the obligation to be polite seriously, because not doing so will affect your points, but please make sure to have fun. Also, please include me on the email chain and include analytics.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R6 Georgetown Day BS Strath Haven DL Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R5 Glenbrook South KK Minneapolis Washburn JK Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/20/2019 CX R1 Georgetown Day PR Solorio GR Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX Sextos Montgomery Bell BM Lexington AA Aff Aff on a 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 Montgomery Bell BM Coppell DR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R4 Greenhill LH Highland Park Senior SK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R3 Interlake PT Iowa City West DS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R2 Kent Denver MB Harker SV Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R1 Solorio FB North Broward Prep GG Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 VCX R6 Lexington FR Homewood-Flossmoor KM Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 NCX R3 Iowa City RS Pine Crest GY Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 NCX R2 Glenbrook South AR Niles North NG Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/30/2019 NCX R1 New Trier SB Maine East MP Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX Sextos George Washington RH Brooklyn Technical AW Aff Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX R6 Brooklyn Technical AW Lexington LL Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX R3 Northview AY Edgemont SS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX R2 Lexington TK Georgetown Day MW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/18/2019 CX R1 Strath Haven KZ Georgetown Day PR Neg
Georgetown Day School 9/20/2019 Open Octafi Pine Crest RE Oakton HS Independent NB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Georgetown Day School 9/20/2019 Open R6 Calvert Hall BL Edgemont SK Neg
Georgetown Day School 9/20/2019 Open R5 Edgemont MJ McDonogh WM Neg
Georgetown Day School 9/20/2019 Open R4 Hyattsville independent FM Pittsburgh Central Catholic HE Neg
Georgetown Day School 9/20/2019 Open R2 SWW CE DuVal NS Neg
Georgetown Day School 9/20/2019 Open R1 Strath Haven LR McDonogh JT Aff
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 CX Quarte Jackson YC Bronx Science BC Neg Neg on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 CX R6 Leon Goldstein PD Lexington TK Neg
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 CX R4 Gulliver Prep DP Lexington SS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 CX R2 Gulliver Prep RR Lexington SY Neg
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 CX R1 Leon Goldstein AF KIS LC Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2019 VPD Double Perry HL Westminster BW Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2019 VPD R6 Perry HL Westminster YL Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2019 VPD R5 Little Rock Central DF Alpharetta HS BM Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2019 VPD R4 Lexington CM Chattahoochee AM Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2019 VPD R3 Head Royce WR Montgomery Bell HG Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2019 VPD R2 Head Royce KS Montgomery Bell EB Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2019 VPD R1 Montgomery Bell HA Lexington BT Neg
NYCUDL High School City Championship 3/9/2019 OPOL R3 Brooklyn Tech AS DeWitt Clinton FB Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 CX Octos Lexington BY Strath Haven LZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 JVCX R4 Baltimore City ES Kenmoor JV Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 CX R2 Thomas Jefferson BY Stuyvesant WL Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 CX R1 DC International AR Stuyvesant NR 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 R6 Brooklyn Technical NW Unionville KL Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R5 Presentation NG Harker LP Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R4 Pine Crest Prep RiRu Desert Vista LG Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R3 Northview YP North Broward Prep MR Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R2 North Star Academy CPHS BY Lexington HM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R1 Edgemont SS Brooklyn Technical WR Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 VPD Quarte Newark Tech MR Lexington AB Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 NPD R4 Brooklyn Technical HA Lexington WL Neg
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 NPD R3 Lexington SG Bronx HS Of Science HR Aff
The Newark Invitational 1/3/2019 NPD R1 Brooklyn Technical SB Lexington SR Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX Double Georgetown Day BF Peninsula AS Neg Neg on a 3-0
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R7 Rosemount HJ Glenbrook South BV Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R4 Brooklyn Technical WR Edgemont BP Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R3 Peninsula AS Georgetown Day PR Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 CX R2 Strath Haven DR Newark Science AS Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 11/29/2018 RR R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST KV Edgemont SS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R7 Brophy CP CA Solorio MV Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R6 St Francis VB Okemos LK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R5 Jones CP BR Union HW Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R4 West Des Moines Valley LB Edina BS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R3 Oak Park and River Forest GK Perry AL Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 Peninsula ST Isidore Newman HN Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R1 College Prep JP Wooster SW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 St Ignatius WV Northside BK Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Traverse City Central FO Detroit Country Day FB Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Edgemont BP Traverse City Central HF Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Pine Crest Prep RR Univ Of Chicago Lab CC Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Wooster SW Georgetown Day DL Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 NCX R2 McDowell LK Niles West AT Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Lane Tech PB Pine Crest Prep CD Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 CX R6 La Salle CG SA Harlem North Central TB Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 CX R5 Unionville AP Georgetown Day BF Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 CX R4 Georgetown Day PR Okemos RZ Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 CX R3 Newark Tech MR Lexington JP Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 CX R1 Lexington BS Woodgrove CO Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX Octafi Thomas Jefferson HSST PY Brooklyn Technical WR Aff Neg on a 2-1
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R7 Okemos RZ Edgemont SS Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R6 North Star Academy CPHS BY Strath Haven LZ Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R5 DMV Independent KA Brooklyn Technical WR Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST MD Kenmoor JV Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R3 Charles Flowers PS Bowie TT Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R2 North Star Academy CPHS DT Strath Haven DP Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R1 DuVal DS Thomas Jefferson HSST BY Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R4 Brooklyn Technical TD Bronx HS Of Science MC Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R3 Stuyvesant RH Lexington ML Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R2 Lexington WC Institute for Collaborative Education LP Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R1 Leon M. Goldstein PC McDowell ZS Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD Octas Lexington SB Thomas Jefferson HSST KV Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD Double Paideia HT Westminster DA Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R6 Westminster MB Peninsula PW Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R5 USN GK Montgomery Bell HH Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R3 Edgemont BP Westminster FI Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R1 Little Rock Central BM Thomas Jefferson HSST PY Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX1 Octas Blue Valley Southwest Wu & Stanfield Niles West Bennett & Patel Aff Aff on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R6 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Jugo & McCartney Georgetown Day Partman & McAfee Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R4 Calhoun Garcia & Garcia Mountain Brook Allen & Lauterbach Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R2 Westminster Brackett & Pavur Alpharetta HS Deshpande & Saurabh Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX Quarte Georgetown Day FG North Star Academy CPHS BF Neg Neg on a 3-0
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R5 Lexington WM Georgetown Day FG Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R4 Lexington CC Whitney Young JT Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R3 Lexington HZ Edgemont BP Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R2 Georgetown Day BB Lexington BA Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R1 Lexington QH Edgemont SC Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVP R6 Asbury Park VL Edgemont JS Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R5 Evanston Township HR St. Andrew's Episcopal LJ Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R4 Airline TM Thomas Jefferson HSST TD Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVP R1 SA Midtown West LH Asbury Park DN Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R1 Unionville KL New Mission HS Boston Community Leadershi DF Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX Octos Unionville KL Brooklyn Technical BP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R5 Lexington TK Truman FW Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R4 Oakton ZW Lexington MW Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R3 Okemos RR Brooklyn Technical RW Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R1 Strath Haven DL Pittsburgh Central Catholic DW Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX Double Strath Haven PZ Oakwood School - North Hollywood JS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R5 McDowell FK Thomas Jefferson HSST PY Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R3 Lexington BM Edgemont BP Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R2 Edgemont SS Brooke FD Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VCX R1 Unionville KL Bronx HS Of Science CR Aff
Newark Invitational 1/4/2018 VPD R4 North Star Academy CPHS BS Brooklyn Technical BW Aff
Newark Invitational 1/4/2018 NPD R1 Hunter LC Leon M. Goldstein BC Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VCX R5 Ridge WW Lexington KM Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VCX R4 Bronx HS Of Science TY North Star Academy CPHS WA Aff
Ridge Debates 12/8/2017 VCX R1 Lexington CT Bronx HS Of Science LN Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/1/2017 Open R1 Bronx HS Of Science YL Lexington HQ Neg
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 CX R5 Unionville KL Bronx HS Of Science AP Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 CX R3 Strath Haven SW Hunter AZ Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 CX R2 Strath Haven PZ Hunter SW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX Sextod Oakwood School - North Hollywood JS Gulliver Prep GP Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R6 Bronx HS Of Science RC Pine Crest Prep SK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R3 Edgemont TT La Salle MM Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R1 La Salle CH Edgemont MS Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R6 Brooklyn Independent BP La Salle MM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 CX Qtr Strath Haven LS Brooklyn Technical RW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 CX R5 McDowell FK Lexington AC Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 CX R4 Lexington KM Strath Haven PZ Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 CX R2 Hunter AJ Lexington TA Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 CX R1 Lexington CH Strath Haven DW Aff
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 OPOL Finals Edgemont CS Brooklyn Technical ER Aff Aff on a 2-1
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPF Octafi Academy of American Studies SB Edgemont LR Neg Aff on a 2-1
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPOL R4 Leon M. Goldstein BK Brooklyn Technical CS Neg
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPOL R3 Edgemont BT Brooklyn Technical WB Neg
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPOL R2 Brooklyn Technical ZS Stuyvesant AC Neg
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPOL R1 Brooklyn Technical LK Leon M. Goldstein AF Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R5 Baltimore City DM Baltimore Polytechnic Institute AS Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R4 Lexington ZG Georgetown Day BS Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R3 Lexington BB Baltimore City DY Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R2 Baltimore City LP Boston Latin Academy FS Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 3/2/2017 VCX R1 Lexington ZH Washington Urban Debate League SH Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 JVCX R4 Capital City HM Lexington MP Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R3 Cathedral Prep LS Thomas Jefferson ST Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R2 Truman FW Hunter College CS Aff
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 NPD R5 Lexington WA North Star Academy ST Aff
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VPD R4 North Star Academy MO Lexington SK Neg
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 VPD R2 North Star Academy BS University CE Aff
Newark Invitational 1/5/2017 NPD R1 Lexington CT Bronx HS Of Science VS Aff
December NYCFL Debate at Stuyvesant 12/17/2016 JVPol R3 Brooklyn Technical BW Institute for Collaborative Education HE Aff
December NYCFL Debate at Stuyvesant 12/17/2016 JVPol R2 Brooklyn Technical HD Bronx HS Of Science AP Neg
December NYCFL Debate at Stuyvesant 12/17/2016 JVPol R1 Brooklyn Technical TW Leon M. Goldstein BM Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VCX Semis Lexington XW Newark Science MM Aff Neg on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VCX Quarte Lexington KS Newark Science FS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX R5 Stuyvesant CA Lexington LL Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 VCX R4 Newark Science MM Lexington KS Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX R2 Lexington KS Bronx HS Of Science LW Aff
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX R1 Lexington XB North Star Academy BA Aff
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS 12/3/2016 Open Quarte Edgemont SM Stuyvesant DS Aff Aff on a 3-0
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS 12/3/2016 Open SYBOF Lexington BB North Star Academy MO Aff Aff on a 3-0
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS 12/3/2016 Nov R3 Brooklyn Technical BW Lexington CH Neg