Andrew Gong Paradigm

Last changed 3/26 9:06A PDT

Hi! I'm Andrew, a junior at Harvard-Westlake. I've been doing LD for 4 years.

Put me on the email chain: agong2@hwemail.com

I'm fine for any argument, don't let my personal style dictate what args you run (except for tricks, don't read tricks). Speed is fine, but obviously be clear.

Specific args

K affs: I've never read them but I'm sympathetic to them. Just due to how I personally debate, I'm probably about 60% in favor of framework in these debates and 40% for the aff, but obviously the debate is still very winnable for the K aff. I think fairness is an internal link, not an impact, but I'm willing to be persuaded otherwise.

CP/DA: I read them almost every round, I like them. I'll read evidence if you tell me to. I'm honestly still undecided on condo/PICs good/bad, so I'm down for a good theory debate in either direction. I like impact turns.

K: I don't read them as often anymore (I probably read like 1 K a tournament nowawadays, but I used to read them every other round). That being said, I have tons of experience running/answering them in years past, and honestly K debate can be more enjoyable to watch than policy args. I know a decent amount about a wide range of K lit, but I don't have an in-depth understanding of any one K in particular, so you still have to explain concepts well - anything from cap, to afropess, to pomo is fine. Identity debate is cool, but I don't think the ballot should be solely a referendum on identity - debate should be about ideas before people.

T: It's cool and I'll judge it, I don't really have any opinions. My only notable thought on T: I want to clarify what reasonability means to me - if you win reasonability, then I'll ignore any offense connected to either team's interp, and instead just evaluate in-round abuse. If you're going for reasonability then you should debate about why you were reasonable, not your interp. If you want me to evaluate reasonability as the usual "if you win some defense you're good" I can do that too, but it's not my default.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
JVNovice Online Championships 3/28/2020 FPol R3 Heights Eiddin Ahmed & Jeremiah Jolivette Damien Antong Zhang & Zihan Zhang Aff
JVNovice Online Championships 3/28/2020 FLD R2 Athens Dhruv Raghavan Zhong Independent Vanessa Baquerizo Neg
JVNovice Online Championships 3/28/2020 FLD R1 Damien Ryan Mullan Athens Ben Freda-Eskenazi Neg
JVNovice Online Championships 3/28/2020 FLD R1 Golden State Ishan Gohel Los Altos Anagha Rajesh Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 NLD R5 Marlbo Jeannie Kim Polyte Ayush Chhabra Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/16/2020 NLD R5 Damien Jimmy Oladokun Marlbo Jina Kang Neg
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 NLD Q Peninsula VB Harker AP Aff
Damus Hollywood Invitational and USC Round Robin 10/31/2019 NLD R3 Harker AP Marlborough MA Neg
Harvard Westlake Debates 1/17/2019 NLD R7 DouVal Sonal Sharma Marlbo Lily Kinnear Aff Aff on a 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R6 Meadows Nebi Samuel Lake Highland Prep Mayah Singh Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R6 Mountain Brook Jack Sansbury Lake Highland Prep Alexander George Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R4 Mountain Brook Christian Glenos Lake Highland Prep Rohith Ganjam Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 LD1 R2 St Pius X Catholic Thomas Fechalos Little Rock Central Kassandra Torres Aff