George Clemens Paradigm

Last changed 6 November 2020 7:27 AM EDT

Dear All: As you can tell from judging history, I judge LD sparingly if at all over the last few years. My role in the activity is mostly yelling at people to start their rounds. Take your chances with my abilities to follow what is taking place. I don’t have predispositions to vote for anything in particular. My views that “bait theory” incline me to not want to vote for you if that is your primary strategy is still as true now as it was five years ago. Outside of that, I am open to whatever you can do well and justify that is interesting.

Since I am judging more PF these days:
Clear ballot story. I care about evidence. If you are paraphrasing in your case constructive, you had better have tagged, cited, and lined down carded evidence to support what you say. If you are looking for evidence in your prep time or in cross ex or I have to wait 5 minutes for you to find something before prep time even starts, you are debating from behind and your speaks will reflect your lack of preparation.

CX: Don't talk over each other. They ask a question, you ask a question. Bullies are bullies. I don't like bullies.
If it wasn't in the summary, it doesn't become offense in the Final Focus. Sign-post well. Have a ballot story in mind.

I hate generic link stories that culminate in lives and poverty. The link level matters a lot more to me than the impact level. Develop your link level better. High Probability/Low Magnitude impacts > Low Probability High Magnitude impacts.

Don't be a baby. If you and your coaches are trying to get cheap wins by bullying people with Ks and Theory and hand-me-down shells from your teams former policy back files, go to policy camp and learn how to become a policy debater. Disclosure is for plan texts. If you are running a plan, disclose it on the wiki. If you are not, no need to disclose. Disclosure privileges resource-rich debate programs with a team of people to prep your kids out.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V Triple University YP Eastview GK Pro Pro 3-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R6 Millard North RZ Brentwood SG Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R5 Thomas S. Wootton SW Seven Lakes ZS Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R4 Wayland SZ Quarry Lane PG Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R3 Montgomery Blair KT Edina SI Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate Tournament HS 2020-11-06 PF V R1 Wayzata LT Charlotte Latin HR Con
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R10 N148 N386 Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R10 N311 N283 Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R9 N204 N143 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R9 N147 N191 Con Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R8 N313 N294 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R8 N117 N265 Con Con 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R7 N290 N209 Pro Pro 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R7 N310 N226 Pro Pro 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R6 N142 N332 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R6 N126 N229 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R5 N171 N325 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R5 N304 N307 Pro Pro 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R4 N220 N267 Con Con 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2020-06-12 PF R4 N288 N361 Pro Pro 2-0
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 NPF R5 SF Roosevelt PJ Taipei American TB Pro
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 NPF R4 Bettendorf CF Eagan NS Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 NPF R2 SF Roosevelt DW Taipei American LW Con
Apple Valley MinneApple Debate HS 2019-11-08 NPF R1 Blake KT Moorhead RW Pro
Florida Blue Key Round Robin HS 2019-10-31 PF R3 Cypress Bay NS North Broward Prep KP Pro
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 LD R5 King AK Bergen County Academies AK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 LD R5 West Des Moines Valley AJ Harrison GC Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 LD R4 Interlake AX Stone Bridge YC Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 LD R1 West Des Moines Valley JW Brentwood RY Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament HS 2019-10-18 LD R1 Kellenberg Memorial VT Northview YS Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2019-01-19 NPF R5 Newton South LK Boston Latin NR Con
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2019-01-19 NPF R4 Regis BiGu Newton South DD Pro
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2019-01-19 NPF R3 Regis OT Newton South CK Con
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2019-01-19 NPF R1 Acton-Boxborough LR Newton South WK Con
Valley Mid America Cup HS 2017-09-23 VLD Double American Heritage HS - Delray Beach AD Harrison LC Aff Neg 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 PF Double Stuyvesant GR Colleyville Heritage NL Con Con 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 PF Triple Edgemont BS Evanston Township CC Con Pro 2-1
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake HS 2016-12-16 PF R5 Homewood-Flossmoor GN Evanston Township CM Con
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2016-01-16 NLD Octs Acton Boxborough DL Hunter NG Neg Aff 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational HS 2016-01-16 NLD Double Acton Boxborough AH Poly Prep Country Day KW Aff Aff 2-1
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD Double Bronx Science DR WDM Valley EM Aff Neg 2-1
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD R6 New Trier NK WDM Valley HS Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD R6 DuPont Manual XH Apple Valley CH Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD R4 Brookfield East AJ WDM Valley AJ Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD R4 Fargo Shanley KG WDM Valley EM Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD R2 WDM Valley GH New Trier LK Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD R2 Aberdeen Central AB WDM Valley AC Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 LD R1 WDM Valley JM Appleton East JV Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 LD Round Loyola GC Westlake AM Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 LD Round Meadows KB Apple Valley JB Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD Octa Oakwood Secondary AWe Ridge JH Neg Neg 3-0
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R2 Roslyn AR Randolph AH Aff
Yale Invitational HS 2015-09-18 JVLD R2 Stuyvesant KL Collegiate SM Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD R7 West Des Moines Valley GS Evanston Township EW Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD R4 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches NV BASIS Scottsdale CD Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2015-04-25 LD R2 Harrison KK Hunter College BL Neg
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD Double Eastside Catholic TD Palo Alto TC Neg Neg 3-0
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD Triple Ridge AM Evanston EW Neg Neg 2-1
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R6 Sacred Heart AT Walt Whitman YC Aff
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R4 Cypress Woods JD Palo Alto TC Neg
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R4 Evanston AC Scarsdale AY Neg
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R3 BASIS Scottsdale CD Scarsdale TC Neg
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R3 Walt Whitman JL Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches NV Aff
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R2 North Broward Preparatory KS Scarsdale DW Neg
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R2 Mesquite KT Byram Hills AC Neg
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R1 Evanston EW Stuyvesant MK Aff
Harvard Invitational HS 2014-02-13 VLD R1 Walt Whitman SP Fenwick TS Aff