Galen Wright Paradigm

Last changed 3/22 9:35A PDT

Background:
Competed in high-school, mid/late-2000s.
Judge/coach since 2015.
Professional background in security studies.

General:
Default to policy-maker, balanced with games-player tendencies. This means I favor detailed debates about plan mechanisms (eg advantages/disads), but don't take the policy aspect too seriously (ie I enjoy quirky/tricky arguments for their own sake). This might be my starting position, but I have no problem changing how I view the round if alternative frameworks are presented.

I find evidence comparisons to be very persuasive, which includes unpacking warrants behind analytics.

I rarely flow overviews because - in my experience at least - teams tend to treat them as an excuse to read blocks instead of doing line-by-line. If you're going to be reading new impacts, tell me that's what you're doing. (this isn't to say that overviews aren't useful in helping me understand the broad outlines of an arg)

Flow management. Flow management. Flow management. Tell me whether you're on the link debate, the impact debate, etc. Tell me when you're moving from one flow to the next.

Topicality/Procedurals: I generally err towards not voting because (too often) they're blippy. Topicality, in particular, tends to be a waste of time that I loathe. If you want me to vote on these arguments, the key requirement is a tangible description of what rounds look like in the real world vis-a-vis Standards.

Critiques: OK (whether plan or performance based), but burden is typically higher than policy arguments. Winning generally comes down to who can reduce the jargon to a simple narrative plus a clear articulation of what actually happens, who does it, and why it's important. If there are terms that are specific to the K that aren't in general use - eg "Spectre", "Ontological Death", etc - please tell me what they mean. Overall, this tends to mean that a K can be most easily lost or won on the alt debate (eg you prolly can't fiat a global post-capitalist world without telling me how that happens).

Misc
Tax team CX ok.
Speed OK (will yell 'clear' if necessary), but a) I'm atrocious at flowing authors, and b) if I can't clearly - hear/identify the warrants of a piece of evidence, I tend to give it less weight than cards whose warrants I can identify.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 Pol R6 Interlake NT Kamiak HX Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 Pol R4 University DK Lewis and Clark CR Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/22/2019 Pol R2 Garfield FT Kamiak KE Neg
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 1/31/2019 OCX Semifi Lewand Crowley & Zeng Timber Manibusan & Burum Aff Neg on a 2-1
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 1/31/2019 OCX R5 U Griffin & Dawson Timber Jozwik & McDaniel Neg
Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament 1/31/2019 OCX R2 Timber Smith & Thuleen Parker Carey & Robertson Aff
Southside Invitational 2019 1/25/2019 OCX R4 Gonzaga Prep BR Ferris OS Neg
Southside Invitational 2019 1/25/2019 OCX R1 Lewis and Clark CK Gonzaga Prep BR Neg
Jean Ward Invitational 1/19/2019 OPOL Quarte Lincoln GS Oak Hill CH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Jean Ward Invitational 1/19/2019 OPOL R6 Oak Hill BC Gonzaga Prep RB Aff
Jean Ward Invitational 1/19/2019 OPOL R2 Lincoln SL Clackamas SP Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 NovCX Quarte Asian Debate League BL Interlake PQ Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R6 Gonzaga Prep RB Ferris BC Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R5 Centennial AH Interlake FC Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R3 Coeur D'Alene LM Ferris OS Neg
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 NovCX R2 Timberline ST Asian Debate League CW Aff
The Conway at Gonzaga University 1/4/2019 OpeCX R1 OES OW Garfield PW Aff
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol Quarte OES TC Interlake FY Neg Neg on a 3-0
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 LD R4 StGeo JF StGeo EP Neg
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R1 Interlake FY OES TC Aff
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 NCX R5 University GA CDA Charter FS Neg
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 OCX R2 Lewis and Clark GR Coeur D'Alene TE Aff
Feline Frenzy 11/30/2018 NCX R1 CDA Charter ME Coeur D'Alene ST Aff
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX Semifi Gonzaga Prep CA Ferris OS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX R5 Gonzaga Prep BR Lewis and Clark GR Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 OCX R4 University KD Ferris BC Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R3 Coeur d'Alene Charter ME Lewis and Clark WW Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R2 Mead RL Coeur D'Alene SK Neg
Welcome to the Jungle 11/9/2018 NCX R1 Coeur D'Alene JP Mead MK Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R5 Garfield CZ Ferris SO Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R3 BELLINGHAM DR Interlake YT Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament at Gonzaga University 3/16/2018 Pol R1 Camas LL Mount Vernon GM Aff
Southside Invitational 1/26/2018 OCX Quarte Ferris LR Lewis and Clark AP Neg Neg on a 3-0
Southside Invitational 1/26/2018 OCX R5 Ferris HS Coeur D'Alene TE Aff
Southside Invitational 1/26/2018 OCX R3 Ferris FL Coeur D'Alene BB Aff
Southside Invitational 1/26/2018 OCX R2 University KD Ferris SO Neg
Southside Invitational 1/26/2018 OCX R1 Lewis and Clark CH Coeur D'Alene MS Neg
Spokane Eastside Invitational 1/19/2018 OCX R4 Gonzaga Prep AC Ferris LF Aff
Spokane Eastside Invitational 1/19/2018 OCX R2 Ferris LR Lewis and Clark CP Neg
Spokane Eastside Invitational 1/19/2018 OCX R1 Lewis and Clark PA University KD Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 NovCX Qrtrs Ferris LF Interlake CF Neg Neg on a 3-0
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 NovCX Octas Eagle AW Interlake LS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R5 Emery BS Ferris RL Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 NovCX R4 Lewis and Clark CG Eagle WF Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R3 Centennial AH Capital HS Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/5/2018 OpeCX R1 Garfield RR Centennial JN Aff
Feline Frenzy 12/8/2017 OCX Semis Lewis and Clark CP Coeur D'Alene GS Aff Aff on a 2-1
Feline Frenzy 12/8/2017 OCX R5 Coeur D'Alene GS Lewis and Clark CP Neg
Feline Frenzy 12/8/2017 OCX R2 Gonzaga Prep AC Ferris OS Neg
Feline Frenzy 12/8/2017 OCX R1 Lewis and Clark PA Ferris SR Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX Quarte Lincoln GS Interlake HS - Bellevue YT Aff Neg on a 2-1
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 NCX Qrtrs Ferris LF University KD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R6 Timberline BM Oregon Episcopal ZO Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R4 Garfield PP Eagle BL Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 NCX R3 Coeur D'Alene SB Lewis and Clark FI Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R2 Coeur D'Alene SG Ferris RS Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/10/2017 OCX R1 Ferris SO Coeur D'Alene SV Aff
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol Qrtrs Interlake HS - Bellevue CL Kamiak WD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol R4 Ferris HS Capital BM Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol R3 Garfield RS Bellingham CR Neg
Washington State Debate Tournament 3/17/2017 Pol R1 Mount Vernon HH Interlake HS - Bellevue CL Neg
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/10/2017 CX R5 Ferris ZS Lewis and Clark PA Neg
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/10/2017 CX R2 University HM Gonzaga Prep JC Aff
George Nethercutt Districts 7 8 State Qualifier 2/10/2017 CX R1 Gonzaga Prep AM Ferris ZS Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 NovCX Qrtrs Interlake PZ OES (Oregon Episcopal School) CT Aff Neg on a 2-1
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R6 Ingraham TZ Interlake MS Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R5 CDA SV Garfield PB Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 OpeCX R4 Univ GS Sonoma SF Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 NovCX R3 CDA GM Sonoma SG Neg
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 NovCX R2 Interlake BN CDA OM Aff
Conway Classic at Gonzaga University 1/6/2017 NovCX R1 Interlake QT Sonoma NA Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/11/2016 OCX R6 Capital HL Gig Harbor JS Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/11/2016 OCX R5 Ferris HS CDA MR Neg
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/11/2016 OCX R2 Gig Harbor HM Mead SM Aff
Central Valley Bear Brawl 11/11/2016 OCX R1 Lincoln SW CDA SV Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 NovCX Semis Interlake BG Oregon Episcopal School (OES) CS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 NovCX Qrtrs Mead SM Interlake ML Neg Neg on a 3-0
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 NovCX R6 Eagle BW CDA SV Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 NovCX R5 Oregon Episcopal School (OES) CS Glacier CK Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R4 St. Vincent De Paul RP Gonzaga Prep GM Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 NovCX R3 Interlake ML Mead SM Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R2 CDA GS Glacier MT Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 NovCX R1 Glacier KO CDA FH Aff