Philip George Paradigm

You’re better off doing what you’re good at.

I judge rounds by the flow first and only after that will I look at cards. If I call for too many cards your probably didn't do your job as a debater.

Specifics

Comparison – When both sides make good comparisons between evidence and arguments the debate becomes really good. Good debaters should discuss the warrants of cards, have impact comparisons, discuss dates (especially in a politics debate), and author qualifications. If you do these things your speaks will be good and you probably will win the round.

Topicality-Go for it. I really consider the interpretation and reasonable limits debate. Make sure to weigh your standards such as does education matter more than fairness?

Theory- I’ll vote for it, but please don’t read something like multiple perms or k’s bad. Instead, spend your time answering the argument. I don’t like intrinsic and severance perms. I will never vote for your consult cp or timeframe fiat arguments. Condo and Agent CP’s are fine. I would much rather reject the argument and not the team. 

Framework- I’ll vote for it, but if you are a aff and say I should vote down a k I'm probably not going to listen to you. Honestly just weigh your aff.

CP’s- go for it as long as it isn’t a Consult CP

DA- explain the link and do impact comparison

Critique- Go for it. I would actually prefer to watch a good critique debate than a policy debate. I would prefer to have a role of the ballot. Explain the link. I don’t care if you don’t have an alt. like just about every critique except for Bauldrillard. Make sure to apply the k to the aff, don't be generic. I love it when someone takes a sentence from the aff and says this is what we criticize and why we criticize it.


Case- I love a good case debate.

If you have any other questions just ask me.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Event Rd Aff Neg Decision
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 1 Rochester/Western Connecticut State HB West Virginia WG AFF Rochester/Western Connecticut State HB
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 2 West Virginia MW NYU LL AFF West Virginia MW
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 3 Liberty DJ Cornell BK NEG Cornell BK
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov 4 Rochester BG Liberty OW NEG Liberty OW
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 JV 5 Cornell DT United States Military CW NEG United States Military CW
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov Octas NYU LL West Virginia MW AFF NYU LL
West Virginia MW on a 2-1
CEDA East Regionals at WCSU 2/21/2015 Nov Quarters Liberty SY United States Military GM NEG United States Military GM
United States Military GM on a 2-1
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 1 Wilson KK Atholton HD AFF Wilson KK
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 2 Capitol Debate LB La Salle College CK AFF Capitol Debate LB
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 4 E. L. Meyers PC McDonogh TP NEG McDonogh TP
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX 5 La Salle College GH Lakeland District Debate BT NEG Lakeland District Debate BT
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV1 Wilkes NW GMU HU NEG GMU HU
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV2 Rutgers JW GMU MT AFF Rutgers JW
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV3 WVU FP Cornell RW NEG Cornell RW
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV4 Rochester MP WVU AD NEG WVU AD
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 Novi N5 Cornell KR GMU JW NEG GMU JW
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV6 GMU HL New DT NEG New DT
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 Novi NOV OCTS NYU ST Cornell CM AFF NYU ST
NYU ST on a 3-0
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV QUART New DT GMU HU AFF New DT
New DT on a 3-0
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV SEMIS New DT Rutgers CT AFF New DT
New DT on a 2-1
2013 NE Regional Opener 9/20/2013 JV JV FINALS GMU MT New DT AFF GMU MT
GMU MT on a 3-0