T.A. McKinney Paradigm

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I was a policy debater in the 1990s (debated for MBA in high school; University of Kentucky in college). I got back into the activity three years ago. I am a policy-oriented judge. I am fine with speed but you do need to be comprehensible. I won't re-read cards that weren't comprehensible when read in the debate. I am not including a long discussion in this paradigm of "this is my opinion on the following 8 issues" because that shouldn't be relevant to your debate ... with one exception- I am skeptical of non-topical /non-advocacy Affs so a good framework presentation will usually get my ballot in that situation.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/5/2019 Open Octafi Strath Haven DL Georgetown Day BL Aff Aff on a 3-0
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/5/2019 Open R6 Calvert Hall BL Strath Haven KZ Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/5/2019 Open R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST BY Lexington BP Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/5/2019 Open R4 Lexington LW Bronx Science FV Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/5/2019 Open R3 Leon Goldstein CK Edgemont PF Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VCX R6 Lexington CB Newark Tech EM Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VCX R4 Lexington AB Newark Tech MR Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VCX R3 Leon Goldstein PC Newark Tech VW Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2019 2/28/2019 VCX R1 Newark Tech TN Lexington SB Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 CX Quarte Unionville KL Marquette TM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 CX Octos Strath Haven SW Unionville KL Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 CX R5 Stuyvesant NR Lexington LL Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 CX R4 Bowie TT Okemos KL Neg
Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/5/2019 SBF R6 Glenbrook North DF St. Mark's School of Texas VS Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 11/29/2018 Open R5 Strath Haven LZ Lexington MW Aff
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 11/29/2018 Open R4 Lexington JP Edgemont BP Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Oak Park and River Forest KJ Glenbrook South DS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 Hawken ST Glenbrook North BM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Montgomery Bell FM Solorio MV Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Iowa City CW Glenbrook South GS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 Hawken TZ Glenbrook North DF Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Northside ST Alpharetta HS BM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Glenbrook North BC Northside CH Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX Octafi Mysa FG Unionville KL Aff Aff on a 2-1
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R7 Chantilly TJ Pine Crest Prep EP Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R4 Edgemont BP Thomas Jefferson HSST HT Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R3 Edgemont SS Thomas Jefferson HSST PY Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R2 Pittsburgh Central Catholic HE Mysa FG Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/28/2018 CX R1 Thomas Jefferson HSST MD Washington Latin LP Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 NPD Semis Westminster BW Montgomery Bell BG Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R5 Edgemont BP Phoenix Military CT Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R4 Montgomery Bell MZ Westminster DA Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R3 Montgomery Bell HH Westminster YL Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R2 North Broward Prep GG Thomas Jefferson HSST KV Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPD R1 Westminster BK Thomas Jefferson HSST MD Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX1 Octas Marist Ovadje & Feeney Westminster Yu & Li Neg Neg on a 3-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R6 Pine Crest Prep Paharia & Khakhria Riverwood Crenshaw & Devineni Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R4 Alpharetta HS Deshpande & Saurabh Westminster Selby & Niyyar Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy 3/23/2018 CX2 R1 Mountain Brook Allen & Lauterbach Niles West Alegria & Sejdiu Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 JVCX Quarte Thomas Jefferson BY Lexington MY Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R5 Pittsburgh Central Catholic SB Brooklyn Technical RW Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R4 Wilmington Charter BT Pittsburgh Central Catholic DW Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R3 North Star BA Thomas Jefferson VK Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 JVCX R1 Lexington MS Wilmington Charter SF Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/1/2017 Open Octafi Pittsburgh Central Catholic DW Edgemont CS Aff Aff on a 3-0
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/1/2017 Open R4 Lexington LL Thomas Jefferson HSST ST Neg
NY Fall Faceoff at Mamaroneck HS 12/1/2017 Nov R3 Brooklyn Technical BB Stuyvesant HC Aff
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 OPOL Finals Edgemont CS Brooklyn Technical ER Aff Aff on a 2-1
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPF Octafi Edgemont BY Academy of American Studies RF Aff Aff on a 3-0
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPOL R4 Brooklyn Technical LK Richard Izquierdo RP Neg
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPOL R3 Leon M. Goldstein AF Brooklyn Technical KP Neg
NYCUDL High School State Championship 4/1/2017 NPOL R1 Brooklyn Technical KA Leon M. Goldstein KC Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX Octos Cathedral Prep LS Thomas Jefferson AJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R5 Brooklyn Technical DY Strath Haven MM Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/3/2017 CX R4 Morrison CS Brooklyn Technical MS Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX Quarte Newark Science BS Lexington KC Neg Aff on a 2-1
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX Octos North Star Academy Of Newark Science BS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX R5 Newark Science RJ North Star Academy Of Neg
Ridge Debates 12/9/2016 NCX R4 Lexington ZL Newark Science CS Aff
NY Fall Face Off at Mamaroneck HS 12/3/2016 Open R1 Edgemont SM Lexington ZG Neg