Graham Wall Paradigm

Last changed 5 December 2020 10:35 AM EDT

Affiliation and Big Picture:

I debated three years for Bentonville HS, then debated policy, parli, and collegiate LD for Oklahoma. Currently a master's student at NYU and a Mock Trial/Model UN assistant coach in Albany, NY.

I debated primarily K, but I will always vote on what you present to me. If you are straight policy, great. If you are very performance, also great. You know your arguments. I will vote on framework and T, but I won’t necessarily just give the round to you because the other team is running a kritikal aff. Prove your impacts and weigh it out. I like clash. I assume you do too.

Be careful about saying something is a priori if you are not sure of winning it, because I will evaluate it as such.

Be good in CX. Effective CX trapping is impressive and can be good for speaks. Being a jerk isn’t. Also in the same vein, avoid being problematic as a general rule- y’all are in high school and know how to not be harmful to your competitors.

I would like to be added to email chains and I will flow on paper, I stop at the timer with what I last heard.

Specific Arguments:

Topicality- Articulate it well and extend it properly and it has a chance with me. I actually like T a fair amount as long as it can be proven. If you’re using it as a time suck, don’t.

K- Don’t assume everyone knows your lit base or that the buzzwords are automatically understood. It’s important to explain the idea in a way that your competitors can understand the premise as well. Well-run K is important, and the link chain needs to be articulated.

DA/CP- If this is your negative argument of choice, the rules are pretty standard. Make them stick to the aff. Net benefits must be articulated properly.

Affs- I like to hear creative affs as well as standard affs, as long as you can articulate your particular position and defend it.

Theory- I will hear it, but remember. Condo on some ungodly number of CPs might be buyable, condo on one CP and one K won’t be. Be reasonable.

Good luck everybody and I can’t wait for some great debates! Email is gswall97@gmail.com if you have any further questions(before or after this tournament!) or ask before round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 NIPDA Quarte 4 Jackson Crumpler 13 Linlee Asbill Neg
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 VIPDA Semis 5 Michael Finkenbinder 8 Patrick Kingston Neg Neg 3-0
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 BQ Finals 4 William Fry 9 Sarah Havdala Neg Neg 3-0
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 VPF R2 2 Isabella Jenkins 16 Matthew Eddy Pro
ACTAA High School March Regional HS 2021-03-07 VPF R1 6 Brandon & Southern 2 Watkins & Karuvath Pro
Arkansas World Schools Invitational HS 2021-02-24 WSD Qual R GotFlowLetsGo Los Hombres Aff Aff 2-1
Arkansas World Schools Invitational HS 2021-02-24 WSD R2 Bentonville Black GotFlowLetsGo Neg
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD Semis 3 Joelle Buckner 2 Isabella Moody Aff Aff 2-1
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD R4 3 Joelle Buckner 6 Coglin Dexter Aff
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 BQ R4 8 Caroline Coussoule 4 Alex Van Horn Aff
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD R3 3 Alexis Childs 2 Isabella Moody Neg
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 PF R2 1 Jenkins & Witt 5 Dennis & Ramsey Aff
Arkansas District Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD R1 14 Ashley Garcia 3 Sawyer Giese Neg
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NPF Finals 8 Ale Avila 11 Storer & Sammons Con Con 2-1
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NLD Quarte 4 Sawyer Giese 7 Victoria Doradea Aff
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 VLD R3 7 Matthew Eddy 4 Harrison Mobbs Aff
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 NLD R2 3 Colin Sheehan 7 Coglin Dexter Aff
ACTAA High School February Regional HS 2021-01-31 VLD R1 4 Alexis Childs 10 Trey Bowerman Aff
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 NLD Semis 3 Mikayla Sims 3 Joelle Buckner Neg Neg 2-1
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 NLD R3 18 Ashley Garcia 3 Joelle Buckner Neg
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 VLD R2 3 Taniya Henderson 2 Kennedy Marrs Aff
ACTAA High School December Regional HS 2020-11-28 VLD R1 2 Kennedy Marrs 3 Alexis Childs Neg
ACTAA High School September Regional HS 2020-09-20 VLD Finals 1 Alexis Childs 11 Matthew Eddy Aff Neg 2-1
ACTAA High School September Regional HS 2020-09-20 VLD Semis 10 Laila Meredith 11 Matthew Eddy Aff Neg 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2020-06-12 WS Triple North Oregon Blue North Coast Blue Opp Opp 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2020-06-12 WS R5 Space City Blue LBJ Blue Prop
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2020-06-12 WS R3 Arizona Blue Western Washington Blue Opp
National Speech and Debate Tournament 2020-06-12 WS R2 UIL Red Florida Sunshine Red Opp