Casey Anderson Paradigm

Last changed 2/18 9:20P EST

I have judged lots of DC-area tournaments and about half a dozen national circuit tournaments over the past two years after more than two decades away from competitive debate.

Here's what I would want to know about me if I were you:

1. I am open to - and have voted for - just about every kind of strategy, even though my default position is still that affs should defend a topical proposal for action. If you don't read a plan you need to explain the role of the ballot.

2. My assumption (in the absence of argument to the contrary) is that the neg has to defend whatever they do or advocate as functionally competitive/net beneficial. This means that answering a permutation by just saying, "severs their reps" and moving on is not going to be very persuasive to me.

3. I presume that debate is an educational game and that competitive fairness is an impact unless someone suggests an alternative way of looking at what we're doing.

4. You need to be able to explain and defend the claims and warrants in your evidence. If the other team points out that your evidence does not actually say what you represent it as saying, I am willing to assign the argument zero weight/probability.

5. The electronic exchange of speech files is not an excuse for being incomprehensible. I also appreciate it when arguments and cards have short, clear labels.

6. Please be nice (or at least polite) to each other. I don't like watching debates where debaters are cocky, condescending, or rude, and I will punish this kind of behavior harshly via speaker points.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVCX Dbls Long Branch AS Thomas Jefferson HSST HT Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VCX R6 Houston Memorial AD Whitney Young PJ Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVCX R4 McDowell LK Mamaroneck DK Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVCX R3 St. Andrew's Episcopal HJ Thomas Jefferson HSST BY Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVCX R2 Liberal Arts and Science MW Stuyvesant GC Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 JVCX R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST HT Calvert Hall BL Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R6 Silver Creek JS Harker TS Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R5 Silver Creek TV Peninsula DS Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 VCX R4 Silver Creek CG Hawken TM Neg
WACFL PF3 Policy 3 12/8/2018 PD-N R2 Oakton SW John Champe BG Aff
WACFL PF3 Policy 3 12/8/2018 PD-V V-1 Jefferson HSST HT Woodgrove OC Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Niles West SoKi Pine Crest Prep RR Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Pine Crest Prep CD Iowa City CW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Mamaroneck MM Jones CN Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Westminster AM Glenbrook North PT Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX Octafi Baltimore City PG Strath Haven LZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R6 Bowie TT Mamaroneck MM Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R3 Woodgrove CS Thomas Jefferson HSST BY Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R2 Pine Crest Prep EP Kenmoor JV Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R1 Mamaroneck OC Pittsburgh Central Catholic HE Neg
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R5 171 162 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R4 125 119 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R3 191 160 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R2 128 176 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 CX R1 138 198 Aff Aff on a 3-0
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/2/2018 JVPD 5 JPD Oakton DG Woodgrove HS Aff
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/2/2018 AVPD 4 ARL Thomas Jefferson KV Oakton DY Aff Aff on a 2-0
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/2/2018 AVPD 3 ARL Woodgrove CS Oakton LB Aff Aff on a 2-0
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/2/2018 AVPD 2 ARL Thomas Jefferson PY Broad Run PP Neg Neg on a 2-0
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/2/2018 AVPD 1 ARL Dominion CA Thomas Jefferson MK Neg Neg on a 2-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVP Double Charlestown FH Stuyvesant MV Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVP R5 Bronx HS Of Science LC Asbury Park VL Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVP R4 Asbury Park BR SA Ditmas Park CW Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVP R3 Boston Latin HV Stuyvesant MV Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVP R2 Brooklyn Technical SD Charlestown FH Neg
WACFL Policy5 PF5 2/10/2018 PD-JV JV-4 Thomas Jefferson SS Chantilly GR Aff
WACFL Policy5 PF5 2/10/2018 PD-JV JV-3 Broad Run TK Chantilly KC Neg
WACFL Policy5 PF5 2/10/2018 PD-JV JV-2 West Springfield FS Oakton RJ Aff
Cavalier Clash 12/1/2017 V CX Semis Broad Run PP Oakton HS Speech/Debate ZW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cavalier Clash 12/1/2017 N CX R4 Oakton HS Speech/Debate JR Woodgrove SJ Aff
Cavalier Clash 12/1/2017 N CX R3 Oakton HS Speech/Debate JR Woodgrove CO Neg
Cavalier Clash 12/1/2017 V CX R2 Oakton HS Speech/Debate BG Broad Run VL Aff
Cavalier Clash 12/1/2017 V CX R1 Broad Run RR Oakton HS Speech/Debate YD Neg
WACFL Policy 2 Congress 2 PF 2 11/11/2017 PD-JV JV-4 Oakton GG Thomas Jefferson BY Neg
WACFL Policy 2 Congress 2 PF 2 11/11/2017 PD-N R3 Broad Run MW TC Williams AD Neg
WACFL Policy 2 Congress 2 PF 2 11/11/2017 PD-N R2 Woodgrove CO Thomas Jefferson RS Aff
WACFL Policy 2 Congress 2 PF 2 11/11/2017 PD-N R1 Chantilly MA John Champe GD Aff
WACFL Policy 1LD 1 10/21/2017 PD-N PDN-4 Broad Run MV Chantilly TJ Neg
WACFL Policy 1LD 1 10/21/2017 PD-N PDN-3 Chantilly DS Thomas Jefferson HT Neg
WACFL Policy 1LD 1 10/21/2017 PD-N PDN-2 Thomas Jefferson BY Chantilly AB Aff
WACFL Policy 1LD 1 10/21/2017 PD-N PDN-1 Chantilly PA Broad Run TK Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R7 Berkeley Prep MY Pine Crest Prep PR Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R6 Thomas Jefferson HSST PY Mamaroneck RK Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R3 Mamaroneck BR Thomas Jefferson HSST AK Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/22/2017 CX R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST TD Mamaroneck WB Aff
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R5 4014 4127 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R5 4078 4026 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R4 4209 4189 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R4 4187 4173 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R2 4090 4171 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R2 4122 4161 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R1 4194 4185 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Grand Nationals 5/27/2017 PF R1 4047 4148 Aff Neg on a 2-1
WACFL Public Forum Metrofinals 3/17/2017 WPF 3 Wash School w/o Walls RT Good Counsel AS Neg
WACFL Public Forum Metrofinals 3/17/2017 JVPF JV 2 Rock Ridge DD Thomas Jefferson BP Neg
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/3/2017 AVPD 6 ARL Broad Run MS Thomas Jefferson ST Neg
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/3/2017 JVPD 5 JPD Thomas Jefferson PK Broad Run PB Aff
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/3/2017 JVPD 4 JPD Oakton AL Thomas Jefferson JL Neg
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/3/2017 AVPD 3 ARL Broad Run NV Oakton HG Neg
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/3/2017 AVPD 2 ARL Oakton LB Thomas Jefferson MZ Aff Aff on a 2-0
WACFL LD and Policy Metrofinals 3/3/2017 AVPD 1 ARL Oakton QS Thomas Jefferson AJ Neg Neg on a 2-0
WACFL 5 Policy PF 2/11/2017 PD-V V-4 Broad Run SM Dominion RS Aff
WACFL 5 Policy PF 2/11/2017 PD-JV JV-2 TC Williams BS W Springfield DM Aff
WACFL 5 Policy PF 2/11/2017 PD-JV JV-1 TC Williams DH Chantilly CN Neg
WACFL MEGA All Events 12/10/2016 PD-N R4 Woodgrove HC TC Williams SC Aff
WACFL MEGA All Events 12/10/2016 PD-JV JV-3 TJ HL Oakton PN Neg
WACFL MEGA All Events 12/10/2016 PD-V V-1 Oakton LC TJ KV Neg
WACFL CongressPFPolicy 2 11/12/2016 PD-JV PDJ-4 Thomas Jefferson LP Oakton AL Neg
WACFL CongressPFPolicy 2 11/12/2016 PD-N PDN-2 Stone Bridge KZ Broad Run PB Aff
WACFL CongressPFPolicy 2 11/12/2016 PD-JV PDJ-1 TC Williams BS Thomas Jefferson HL Neg
WACFL Congress 1 PF 1 10/15/2016 PF-V Round Robinson MO Hayfield AK Neg
WACFL Congress 1 PF 1 10/15/2016 PF-V Round George Mason HS T Jefferson GM Neg
WACFL Congress 1 PF 1 10/15/2016 PF-V Round Robinson WG E Roosevelt AP Neg
WACFL Congress 1 PF 1 10/15/2016 PF-V Round Rock Ridge PU Hayfield YP Neg