Cory Newman Paradigm

Last changed 10/1 12:33P EDT

I've been involved in debate as either a competitor, a judge, or a coach for over a decade in both policy as well as Lincoln Douglas debate.

I default to a policy maker paradigm, and if all else is truly equal in the round then that's the side that I'll err on, but I have voted on kritikal arguments before and have no problem doing so again if those are the relevant issues in the round. However when I am making decision on kritikal arguments both framework as well as the role of the ballot are very important to me.

On topicality I err on the side of reasonability, but I've voted neg on topicality many times and you should certainly run topicality if you believe the affirmative isn't topical and you feel like that's the strategy you want to go for. If you do go for topicality, unless your opponent has straight up conceded most of the flow, the majority of the 2NR should probably be on topicality. With voters I have a preference for education.

Theory debates are great. Just be sure to legitimize the theory argument with a reasonable voter. Otherwise I have no reason to care about the theory no matter how well you argue it.

Counter-plans are great. Many of the teams I've worked with (including my own partnership) spend the majority of their rounds going for nothing except a single counter-plan and its net benefit, so I'm very familiar with that debate.

I can probably handle whatever speed you throw at me as long as you remain clear. I give two warnings for clarity before I stop telling you to be clear and just flow whatever I can understand.

If your partner prompts you at all during your speech, know that I will not flow a single word of what they say. If you want me to flow it and acknowledge that it was said in the round, then the person giving the speech has to physically say the words.

Unless a speech, CX, or prep timer is running, there should not be preparation going on for either team. During flashing/emailing time, neither team should be prepping. That includes writing on your flows, reading through evidence, and talking to your partner about any arguments in the round.

The bottom line for me in debate is - be reasonable. Conditional arguments are fine, just don't run a large number of them because that becomes unreasonable. Open cross-ex is fine, but if one partner is doing the vast majority of their team's participation in CX then that is no longer reasonable. Flashing evidence to your opponent off-time is fine, but it should be done in a reasonable time (and obviously flashing to your partner is prep time). When in doubt - just ask me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/6/2020 LD R2 12 Thomas Lushington 19 John Marshall Neg
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/6/2020 LD R1 2 Gracie Mueller 33 Eduardo Villanueva Aff
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 2/21/2020 LD R2 18 Hananeel Morinville 12 Easton Logback Aff
Shawnee Mission East Forensics Tournament 2/21/2020 PFD R1 10 Faulkner & Gibson 08 Hossler & Gutierrez Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A Doub 17C SV 06D PR Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R6 21B LS 12C GK Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R5 12D RW 06C DJ Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R4 08C BM 09D BG Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R2 20B AW 02C RM Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament 1/17/2020 6A R1 02A BS 22B VR Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R3 E Shew & Viloria J Daniels & Davis Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R2 J Zimmerman & Woodcock R Rupp & Marshall Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R1 R Wilkus & Ruland T Huntley & Yi Aff Neg on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R5 Topeka Seaman PM Washburn Rural DW Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R4 Topeka Seaman HL Blue Valley North HJ Neg
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 DCI R2 Lawrence DV Blue Valley North MU Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational 11/22/2019 JV R1 Washburn Rural CS Junction City FO Neg
Washburn Rural Debate Invitational 9/20/2019 VADB8 R6 Andover Central QH Maize ML Neg
KCKSNCFL Spring Qualifier 3/5/2019 LD L3 12 Nicholas Wallenberg 3 Haylee Rose Aff Aff on a 3-0
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/1/2019 LD R3 8 SR 26 AV Neg
ONW Forensics Invitational NIETOC 3/1/2019 PF R2 7 BB 14 FH Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCI R7 Blue Valley North IC Newton HC Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCI R3 Washburn Rural DS Lawrence Free State HW Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 DCI R1 Olathe Northwest CH Olathe East MS Aff
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 LD R5 R Dalton Buchholz P James Vereen Neg Neg on a 3-2
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 BQ R4 J Megan Dorantes B Evan Winden Neg Neg on a 2-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 PF R4 B Sufi & Yi P Basore & Rupp Neg Neg on a 4-1
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 LD R1 F Tyler Boutte P Simon Ruland Aff Aff on a 3-0
East Kansas District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 D Flory & Havel P Vereen & Sommerville Neg Neg on a 2-1
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R3 Newton Cassil & Hummingbird Lawrence Free State Basore & Huffman Aff
Blue Valley North Invitational 10/12/2018 Var R1 Blue Valley West Ma & Mehta Lansing Sr Fitzhugh & Fitzhugh Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 Octos KapMou DR SME BS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R6 OlaEas TM BVN DM Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 LawFre SV LanSr SS Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R1 BVN CI BVNW MS Neg
UMKC SDI 2018 Tournament 7/25/2018 Open R4 MiWaKr Peter Moriarity & David Wells CoSaMi Sophia Fairchild & Sophia Mehnert Aff
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD Dbl Oc 3168 3090 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R5 3017 3182 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R3 3116 3124 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R3 3147 3072 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R2 3073 3056 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R2 3206 3050 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R1 3038 3154 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R1 3047 3055 Aff Aff on a 3-0
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA DOFs 9C 5B Aff Aff on a 2-1
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R6 22A 3D Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R4 2B 14D Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R3 13C 20A Neg
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R1 22B 3B Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV QFs BV North FH SM West WW Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R5 Olathe East MS Buhler GL Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R4 Buhler RE SM North SL Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R3 Emporia RC BV North DL Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R2 BV West AS Salina South BE Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R1 Leavenworth CuMa Emporia RR Aff
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R6 BVSW Hussaini & Holzer ShaMis Rodriguez-Hanley & Colvin Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R5 BVN Anderson & Chilappa BVW Shrouti & Narayanan Aff Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R4 BVN Mendelson & McMahon BVSW McCarty & Shi Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R3 Lans Butler & Wong ShaMis Semrick & Bledsoe Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R2 ShaMis Henry & Brock Lans Woodcock & Atkins Aff Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy Qualifier 12/1/2017 Var R1 BVW Vasudevan & Saiedian Lans Bishop & Clemens Aff Aff on a 3-0
Olathe West Debate Invitational 11/18/2017 Nov R5 Olathe NW NS FSHS FO Aff
Olathe West Debate Invitational 11/18/2017 Open R4 FSHS MH Goddard BS Aff
Olathe West Debate Invitational 11/18/2017 Open R3 FSHS WR BSBHS MM Neg
Olathe West Debate Invitational 11/18/2017 Open R2 BSBHS WD FSHS PR Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 Nov R6 Blue Valley West Mehta & Verma Blue Valley Southwest Helixon & Bdair Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 DCI R5 Blue Valley West Birzer & Narayanan Little Rock Central Cole & Cunningham Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Qualifier 11/4/2016 Nov R4 Washburn Rural Peter & Kessler Blue Valley Southwest Demel & Price Neg