Quintin Brown Paradigm

Last changed 24 October 2019 5:51 AM EST

updated: October 24, 2019

Experience: 2 years of parliamentary debate at Northwest Community College, and did 3 years of NPDA and NPTE debate at Washburn University. During this time, I was semi-competitive at both levels. Many of my thoughts and upbringing of debate comes from a multitude of people from the community college circuit and the national circuit. I would say my views on debate though have been largely shaped by Jeannie Hunt, Steven Doubledee, and Kevin O’Leary.

General: Debate to me is a multitude of things meaning that it is an open space for a diversity of arguments. It still to me though is largely a game that is shaped by the real world and lived experience. I am fine with you doing whatever you please, but I am not saying that I will understand it, I will do my best to evaluate all arguments as best as I can. Make the debate yours, have fun, and compete, that’s what I believe.

--Defense (I love terminal defense, to me it is very underutilized)

--Ask for copies of texts or repeat them (ROTB, interps, or anything I will need word for word please read slowly and repeat)

--Partner Communication is fine

In general, I do not have a preference in the style of the way you debate, do you, and I will evaluate the best I can.


Theory: This is one subset of arguments that I wished I delved more into when I debated. I will not say I am the best at understanding theory, but I do not mind a good procedural or a strategic use of theory. Deploy it as necessary or as an escape valve, it doesn’t matter to me. I think having impacted out voters is nice. Although, the standards debate to me is the crux of the shell, gotta win a substantive standard to get the impact/voter. I probably would mostly default to competing interps, as well, to me it just makes the most sense.


Case: I love case debate. Good terminal case defense and awesome turns, to me, is an underutilized strategy. Aff’s be able to defend the case, sometimes as MG’s we get too bogged down prepping for the off case positions, just be sure to be able to defend your case. I think LOC’s should get to case to at least mitigate each advantage, but I understand time constraints and time management.

Performance: To me all debate is a performance, right? Like the judge is basically the audience and evaluates two opposing speakers, seems like a performance, but I digress.

- You should have a role of the ballot/judge argument (probably in your framework interp).

- Explain how the opposing team ought to interact with your performance.

- Explain the importance of your specific performance within the context of the topic.

- Frame your impacts in a manner that is consistent with your performance

The K- I think a good criticism has framework, thesis, links, impacts, alt, and alternative solvency. The thesis allows the judge to be able to better understand the K itself, by giving a short synopsis of the K, the framework tells me how to evaluate it, is fiat illusory, should evaluate epistemology over ontology, etc. The links should be specific to the topic and grounded to the literature or if the aff is a critical aff then there should be good justifications for why you are rejecting the topic ( I will vote on framework). If the aff is a critical aff, if you are on the neg and don’t have good links to the aff and you prepped your k, and you are also going to read Framework, just make a decision and either go for framework or the K (I just think many instances framework contradicts criticsms so reading framework and a K seems to be contradictory to me unless they don’t contradict). The K should probably outweigh and turn the aff. I do not know all critical literature but the literature bases I do know are:

- Post Modernism

- Post Structuralism

- Whiteness

- Critical Race Theory

Don’t let this constrain you though, I love to learn new things and don’t mind listening. I will try my best to evaluate your arguments

CP Theory: Read whatever theory related to Counterplans you want, if you win it you win it. If you lose it, you lose it.

Permutations:

- Always and only a test of competition

- Should explain how the Permutation resolves the links/offense of the DA/K.

- You don't ever need 8 permutations. Read one or two theoretically sound perms with net benefits.

- Sev/Intrinsic perms are probably not voting issues given they are merely tests of competitiveness.

Speak Points: I will probably range from 26-30. 30 would be excellent, 29 is almost excellent, and so forth.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R10 Western Kentucky Andre Swai Lafayette Josh Hale Aff Aff 4-1
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R9 Lafayette Josh Hale Western Kentucky Madelynn Einhorn Aff Aff 2-1
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 JV R8 John Carroll Laken Kincaid Western Kentucky Antonina Clementi Neg Neg 3-0
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R7 Missouri State Oliver Grace Kansas State Ben Thoeni Aff Aff 2-1
Fall Redbird Debate Tournament C 2021-11-06 VLD R6 Western Kentucky Tess Welch Missouri Valley Camden Phillips Aff
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 OLD Quarte Lafaye Josh Hale WesKen Madelynn Einhorn Neg Neg 3-0
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 OLD Octo WesKen Tess Welch IllSta Porter Giles Aff Aff 3-0
Wku Fall Tournament C 2021-09-25 JVLD R6 NebLin Uwase (Andy) Andromede TruSta Matt Kruse Neg
NFA LD Grand Prix C 2021-03-13 Nov Elim 4 PSSADT NG Lafaye JS Neg Neg 2-1
NFA LD Grand Prix C 2021-03-13 GP Elim 2 NebLin NW WesKen IK Aff Aff 3-0
NFA LD Grand Prix C 2021-03-13 Nov Elim 3 Illino LA Lafaye JS Neg Neg 3-0
NFA LD Grand Prix C 2021-03-13 JV Elim 2 NebLin AT NorTex JW Aff Aff 3-0
NFA LD Grand Prix C 2021-03-13 JV Elim 1 NebLin AT MisSta SS Aff Aff 3-0
NFA LD Grand Prix C 2021-03-13 JV R4 MisSta CC Simpso TR Aff
NFA LD Grand Prix C 2021-03-13 Nov R3 OakCom SK WesKen AL Neg
Grand Prix General Admission C 2021-03-13 GA R2 Missouri State BK Illinois RV Aff
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Invitational C 2021-02-26 OLD Open9 Missouri State PR Nebraska-Lincoln NW Aff Aff 2-1
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Invitational C 2021-02-26 OLD Open8 Lafayette LG Nebraska-Lincoln NW Neg Neg 3-0
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Invitational C 2021-02-26 OLD Open7 Nebraska-Lincoln MM Penn State SS Neg Neg 3-0
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Invitational C 2021-02-26 OLD Open6 Nebraska-Lincoln NM Lewis and Clark AK Neg
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Invitational C 2021-02-26 OLD Open4 Central Michigan TT Lewis and Clark HK Aff
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Invitational C 2021-02-26 OLD Open3 Nebraska-Lincoln MM Central Michigan NB Aff
WKU Fall Tournament C 2020-09-26 OLD Final Kentuc Marcus Williams WesKen Tess Welch Neg Neg 3-0
WKU Fall Tournament C 2020-09-26 JVLD Semis CenMic Armani Jackson TruSta Alicia Stout Neg Neg 3-0
WKU Fall Tournament C 2020-09-26 OLD Octos WesKen Madelynn Einhorn PenSta Sarah Stevenson-Peck Neg Neg 2-1
WKU Fall Tournament C 2020-09-26 JVLD Quarte TruSta Alicia Stout CenMic Natalie Brant Aff Aff 2-1
WKU Fall Tournament C 2020-09-26 OLD R5 WesKen Tess Welch Lewand Alex Webb Aff
WKU Fall Tournament C 2020-09-26 OLD R3 Hillsd Erin Richard TruSta Peyton Gilbert Neg
WKU Fall Tournament C 2020-09-26 OLD R1 Tulsa Rylee Buchert WesKen Ben Hanson Aff
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 2 C 2020-03-01 OLD Quarte Nebraska-Lincoln GG Kansas City Kansas CC NN Aff Aff 3-0
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 2 C 2020-03-01 OLD OLD4 Johnson County Community NG Aff
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 2 C 2020-03-01 OLD OLD3 Nebraska-Lincoln GG Northern Iowa JS Aff
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 2 C 2020-03-01 RR RR2 Kansas City Kansas CC NS Johnson County Community JE Neg
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 2 C 2020-03-01 OLD OLD1 North Texas JA Nebraska-Lincoln MMo Aff
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 1 C 2020-02-29 OLD OLD3 Kansas City Kansas CC RS North Texas JS Neg
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 1 C 2020-02-29 OLD OLD2 North Texas JA Nebraska-Lincoln ZT Neg
Ruth and Jere McGaffey Swing 1 C 2020-02-29 OLD OLD1 Johnson County Community JE Nebraska-Lincoln AS Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A Qtr 18A SH 17B RR Aff Aff 3-0
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A Octa 02A BS 19B BD Neg Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A Doub 07B LR 02C RM Neg Neg 3-0
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R5 06B MW 01D SW Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R3 22B VR 05C LH Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R2 17A DZ 20A MD Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R1 16A UO 05D NC Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational HS 2019-11-22 KDCOP Semis Sumner BF Newton SR Aff Aff 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational HS 2019-11-22 DCI Quarte Lawrence DV Lawrence Free State HP Neg Neg 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational HS 2019-11-22 DCI R5 Lawrence Free State GB Jenks ZK Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational HS 2019-11-22 JV R4 Topeka West WC Salina South FB Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational HS 2019-11-22 JV R3 Manhattan RN Blue Valley North CP Aff
Redbird Fall Swing Day 2 C 2019-11-03 OLD R4 Lewand PG Nebras AS Aff
Redbird Fall Swing Day 2 C 2019-11-03 OLD R3 Nebras SD WesKen TW Neg
Redbird Fall Swing Day 2 C 2019-11-03 OLD R2 WesKen SW Nebras GG Neg
Redbird Fall Swing Day 2 C 2019-11-03 OLD R1 WesKen AS CenMic GB Neg
Redbird Fall Swing Day 1 C 2019-11-02 NLD Finals WesKen AC CenMic TT Neg Neg 3-0
Redbird Fall Swing Day 1 C 2019-11-02 OLD Quarte Lewand PG Nebras AS Neg Neg 3-0
Redbird Fall Swing Day 1 C 2019-11-02 OLD Octos WesKen SW PenSta SS Neg Neg 3-0
Redbird Fall Swing Day 1 C 2019-11-02 OLD R3 IllSta JK Nebras ZT Neg
Redbird Fall Swing Day 1 C 2019-11-02 OLD R2 PenSta NS WesKen TW Neg
Redbird Fall Swing Day 1 C 2019-11-02 OLD R1 TruSta JE Lewand RT Aff
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 JVCX Finals Blue Valley West Jaguars WB Blue Valley Northwest MX Neg Neg 2-1
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 VCX R5 Iowa City CW SF Roosevelt HK Aff
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 VCX R3 Univ Of Chicago Lab KC Blue Valley West Jaguars MD Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 VCX R2 Washington KS Iowa City West DS Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 VCX R1 SF Roosevelt LT Minneapolis South KS Aff