Anna Payne Paradigm

Last changed 20 May 2021 9:10 AM CDT

One of my favorite parts of Congressional debate is that it combines debate and public speaking aspects with the performance side of speech. Given the time limits we operate under, clear and concise speeches are important-cite your evidence, refute your opponents respectfully, and be sure to point out your impacts. Do not waste the chamber’s time with games that will run the clock down (yours or your opponent’s during questioning). It’s disrespectful and does not move the debate forward.

I am evaluating the full time in session, not just the 3-minute snippet of speeches: how are you working with (or against) your colleagues? How are you working together as a chamber to get legislation passed? Questions-both asked and answered-do count into my scoring.

The Presiding Officer is more than just a timekeeper. They set the pace, organization, and mood of a chamber. To be a new PO-or to be a PO at a high-level competition-can be a risk. Their effort is considered when I score. Point of order: There is no mathematical pattern as “random” selection for questioning.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Fall Tournament HS 2021-10-08 PFJV R2 Pu Tai Senior HK VDA - Vancouver HY Neg
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF DUBS BASIS Independent Silicon Valley AV McDowell BH Aff Aff 3-0
The Milo Cup at Millard North MS 2021-02-19 PF TRIPS Thomas Jefferson HSST ZhLi Blake GK Neg Aff 2-1
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R6 Milton CY Lincoln Southwest CO Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R5 Edina MS Notre Dame San Jose IT Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North HS 2021-02-19 PF R4 Overlake CW SF Roosevelt KS Neg
Iowa Novice Night 4 HS 2021-02-09 NPF r3 Iowa City West KL Theodore Roosevelt TL Aff
Iowa Novice Night 4 HS 2021-02-09 NPF r2 Johnston BT CAM BN Neg
Iowa Novice Night 4 HS 2021-02-09 NPF r1 Iowa City West AC North TH Aff
East Iowa District Tournament HS 2021-01-30 PF R5 154 124 Con Con 2-1
East Iowa District Tournament HS 2021-01-30 CX R3 167 127 Neg Neg 2-1
East Iowa District Tournament HS 2021-01-30 LD R1 135 111 NEG
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 PF R4 Hawken MW Palleti PS Neg
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 PF R3 Homewood-Flossmoor SG Marist EL Neg
ETHS Superb Owl HS 2021-01-29 PF R1 Hinsdale Central PJ Adlai E Stevenson MS Aff
IHSSA State Debate HS 2021-01-08 GPF R5 Okoboji HD Grinnell HM Aff
NYCUDL Summer Institute Tournament 2020-07-16 PFJV R2 PINK Agarwal & Katch PERIWINKLE Piton & Sharpe Pro