Morgan Rowe Paradigm

Last changed 29 May 2021 7:36 AM EST

tldr: I am a traditional judge. It is probably in your best interest to run a traditional case. But if you feel the need to run something non-traditional I will do my best to keep up (especially if I'm the only judge on your panel who prefers traditional).

SPECIFIC TO NCFL - Given the topic, I'm totally fine if NEG wants to countercase.

-----

I am the assistant speech and debate coach at Pennsbury HS in Pennsylvania. I competed primarily in Congressional Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. I was a 3x NSDA qualifier in Congressional Debate.

First and foremost, know that I am not usually a debate judge. I've judged my share of PF and LD, and I have a general understanding of how to judge both events (so I'm not a lay judge insofar as that I do have an idea of what I'm doing). For that reason, I prefer traditional arguments, but I can deal with progressive cases if you have an interesting perspective (but I would definitely lean on the side of traditional). I'm also okay with counterplans (in LD), but I will caution that I am almost always on the lookout for a mutual exclusivity argument from Aff when I hear counterplanning from the Neg. So if you're going to run one on Neg, be absolutely certain that what you're proposing cannot exist in an Aff world. If it can, and Aff points it out, my ballot is almost always decided then and there.

I can deal with K's, theory, phil etc. But please explain some of terms you're using if you can - I don't know all of the acronyms and me being confused is probably not good for you. Err on the side of traditional if you can, as that's what I'm best equipped to judge. But if I'm the only judge on your panel with these preferences, run your progressive case - I'll try and keep up.

-----

Because I enjoy a good debate, here are my preferences:

- Come prepared with all of your cards organized. I don't want to sit there and waste time while you fish around to find a specific card.

- Speed: Spreading will make it so that I can't include as much info on the flow - my typing is not super fast. In terms of speed, I suggest that you speak quickly but don't spread.

- Please signpost and lay out a roadmap, ESPECIALLY in your rebuttal speeches. I'm cool with off-time roadmaps (in fact, I encourage it).

- I will time you, but I expect you to time yourself and your opponents - I will stop flowing if you go over time.

- I appreciate a good clash over a good point. It makes filling out my ballot much easier when I can link arguments together.

- PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE weigh the round. I cannot stress how important it is for you to lay this out in your rebuttal speeches.

My email is morganelizabeth@temple.edu if you have any more questions.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 5 Larry A Ryle AF Cheverus BM Aff Aff 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 4 Woodrow Wilson TM Ardrey Kell SR Neg Neg 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 3 Reservoir SM Clover Hill MM Aff Aff 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 2 Woodrow Wilson SR St Thomas More ND Aff Aff 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 LD 1 Whitefish Bay AH Bishop Moore Catholic DM Aff Aff 2-1
Spartan Invitational HS 2021-04-24 PF R2 CR North KK Wilmington Charter MR Pro
PHSSL State Championships HS 2021-03-13 PF Final AC Ni & Sethi AJ Narayan & Palagani Con Con 4-1
PHSSL State Championships HS 2021-03-13 PAR Semis AW Kusumanchi & Thornton DS Raj & Lasorsa Gov Gov 2-1
PHSSL State Championships HS 2021-03-13 EXD Quart AB Astha Ray BY Silas Owens Prop Prop 3-0
PHSSL State Championships HS 2021-03-13 EXD R4 AW Gabriel Feinstein BM Liam Carnahan Opp
PHSSL State Championships HS 2021-03-13 PAR R3 EC Will & Stovall AJ Shah & Naik Opp
PHSSL State Championships HS 2021-03-13 PAR R2 AJ Pasrija & Wahed DN Liu & Liu Opp
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2021-02-25 VPF Bracke 600 611 Pro Pro 3-0
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2021-02-25 VPF R4 617 614 Con Con 3-0
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2021-02-25 VLD R3 120 119 Neg Aff 2-1
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2021-02-25 VLD R1 122 115 Neg Neg 3-0
Valley Forge District Tournament HS 2021-02-21 BQ R3 1208 1200 Aff Neg 2-1
Valley Forge District Tournament HS 2021-02-21 PF R2 1014 1002 Pro Pro 3-0
Valley Forge District Tournament HS 2021-02-21 PF R1 1013 1003 Con Con 3-0
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LDJV Final Academy at Palumbo AF Livingston RB Neg Neg 3-0
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD-V Octos Princeton ND Harrison AK Neg Neg 2-1
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD-V R6 Byram Hills SB Ridge VS Neg
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD-V R5 Edgemont Junior-Senior AA Lincoln Park AA Aff
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD-V R4 Solebury LN Millburn EC Aff
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD-V R3 Solebury LM Bronx Science SA Aff
46th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2021-02-11 LD-V R2 Milpitas RP Lincoln East EB Neg
Pine Richland National Invitational HS 2021-01-23 PF R5 AG Scott & Bai BA Heller & Osth Pro
Pine Richland National Invitational HS 2021-01-23 PF R4 BW Shapiro & Ballard AN Cheung & Sharma Con
Pine Richland National Invitational HS 2021-01-23 PF R3 AN Wang & Khan BG Richardson & Wu Con
Dr Martin Luther King Jr Open Tournament HS 2021-01-16 PARLI R4 AC 41 AC 17 Aff Aff 4-1
Dr Martin Luther King Jr Open Tournament HS 2021-01-16 PF R1 AE 2 AR 1 Neg
Dallastown Wildcat Invitational HS 2020-11-13 VLD Semi James River HG William Tennent EM Aff Aff 3-0
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 BQ Semis St Andrew's Episcopal DB CR North MS Aff Aff 3-0
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 BQ R3 Don Tyson School Of Innovation MC Hunterdon Central SN Neg
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 XDB R2 CR North RP St Andrew's Episcopal PD Aff
William Tennent Invitational HS 2020-11-06 BQ R1 State College Area DM CR North BC Neg
PHSSL Districts 11 and 12 HS 2020-02-22 11PFD R1 AC 120 AD 120 Con
PCFL 4 at Girls High School HS 2019-12-19 VPF R3 CR North FL Northeast IM Pro
PCFL 4 at Girls High School HS 2019-12-19 JVLD R2 Unionville MS CR North JF Neg
PCFL 4 at Girls High School HS 2019-12-19 JVPF R1 Central BG CR North FK Pro
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VPF R2 Abington Heights ST Truman PB Con
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VPF R2 JR Masterman BW Unionville SP Pro
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VPF R1 Abington Heights WS State BZ Con
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VPF R1 Unionville AM State TG Pro
Villiger 40 Saint Josephs University HS 2019-11-23 LD Octos Woodrow Wilson SR Cary EW Aff Aff 2-1
Valley Forge District Tournament HS 2019-03-08 LD R6 C 302 K 306 Aff Aff 2-1
Valley Forge District Tournament HS 2019-03-08 LD R3 K 317 P 304 Aff Aff 2-1
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VPF Bracke AY 103 AE 132 Con Con 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VPF R4 AK 128 AG 106 Pro Pro 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VPF R3 AG 121 AK 120 Con Con 3-0
PHSSL Districts 11 and 12 HS 2019-02-23 11PFD R3 AK 126 AA 122 Pro
PHSSL Districts 11 and 12 HS 2019-02-23 11LD R1 AA 113 AC 110 Neg
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2018-12-08 VPF Final Unionville KH Wilmington Charter AD Pro Pro 3-0
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2018-12-08 JVPF Semis St. Joseph's Prep KM Southern Lehigh NW Pro Pro 2-1
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2018-12-08 VPF Quarte Unionville LG State SP Pro Pro 3-0
Villiger 39 St Josephs University HS 2018-11-17 LD Semis Bronx HS Of Science WF La Salle TW Neg Neg 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University HS 2018-11-17 LD Quarte La Salle TW Ridge TN Aff Aff 3-0