Tyler Minton Paradigm

Last changed 30 October 2018 2:00 PM CST

Big-Picture Stuff:

I will listen to and evaluate basically anything that's not blatantly racist, sexist, homophobic, etc, so long as it contains three things: a claim, a warrant, and an impact. If it’s missing one of these, it's not an argument, and I'm unlikely to vote for it. More than anything, I believe that the end-goal of debate as an activity is education, meaning that I will reward in-depth analysis, specific research, and clever tactics. It also means that I will react negatively to shallow warrants, generic evidence, and cheap, "gotcha" strategies. Furthermore, I will NOT tolerate rude or abusive behavior toward teammates, opponents, spectators, or myself, and will begin docking speaks the moment it happens.


Specific Arguments:

Topicality/Framework-I have a relatively high threshold for T/FW, and have tended to default to reasonability in the past. Winning T arguments need to be specific to the affirmative, reference specific ground lost, and do substantive impact work in terms of my ballot. Proving topical version of the aff is also likely to earn my ballot.

Counterplans/Disads-Under-highlighted evidence with one or two word tags (e.g. "Nuclear war" or "Extinction") will be given relatively little weight at the end of the round.

K's/K Aff's-K's were my favorite arguments as a competitor, but will likely lose my ballot if executed poorly. Depth is much more important than breadth in these debates, and even generic links should be contextualized in terms of the aff.

Theory-Most of the time it can be resolved by rejecting the argument, not the team. If you feel that it’s important enough to stake the round on, please put it on a separate flow.

Conditionality-If you do not think there's a chance you'll go for an argument in the 2NR, DO NOT READ THAT ARGUMENT. Sandbagging teams with 8+ small, underdeveloped, and/or contradictory arguments is uneducational, uninteresting, and incredibly frustrating to judge. In these instances I am highly likely to vote for 5 minutes of condo in the 2AR.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Moore OKs Lions Classic HS 2021-10-28 N CX R4 Heritage Hall LZ Crossings Christian YO Aff Aff 3-0
La Salle Forum Invitational 2020 HS 2020-12-10 LD R4 Elkins AB Southern Lehigh MW Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational 2020 HS 2020-12-10 LD R3 William Tennent EM State College Area VZ Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational 2020 HS 2020-12-10 LD R2 Hill CC La Salle ZW Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational 2020 HS 2020-12-10 LD R1 Unionville AM La Salle MQ Neg
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VCX Final McDonogh JT Bronx Science XZ Neg Neg 3-0
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R5 Woodrow Wilson TE Cary NS Aff
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R4 Walt Whitman HW Woodrow Wilson DT Aff
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R3 Unionville DJ Cary CP Neg
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R2 Cary EW Pennsbury GB Aff
Villiger 41 HS 2020-11-19 VLD R1 Bronx Science AC Pennsbury MD Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VLD Double McDowell AG Harrison AA Neg Neg 2-1
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VLD R6 Harrison MB Bronx Science NG Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VLD R6 Hunter NK H.B. Plant TK Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VLD R5 Catonsville AT Ardsley ZS Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VLD R5 Harrison SN Bronx Science NK Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VLD R3 Lexington EL Strath Haven WL Aff
45th University of Pennsylvania Tournament HS 2020-02-07 VLD R3 Harrison RA Lexington BF Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 JVLD Final State JD Unionville SN Neg Aff 2-1
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 JVPF Semis JR Masterman MC Downingtown STEM MN Pro Pro 3-0
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VLD Quarte Pittsburgh Central Catholic EF William Tennent NS Neg Neg 3-0
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VLD R4 Harriton IA Unionville LI Neg
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VLD R4 Unionville MP Harriton EX Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VLD R3 Unionville AM La Salle ZW Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2019-12-13 VLD R3 La Salle AS Unionville SN Aff
William Tennent Invitational HS 2019-11-02 VLD Semi Solebury TC La Salle TW Neg Neg 2-1
William Tennent Invitational HS 2019-11-02 JVLD R3 Unionville IQ CR North MM Aff
William Tennent Invitational HS 2019-11-02 JVCX R3 Unionville SV Unionville PQ Neg
William Tennent Invitational HS 2019-11-02 JVLD R2 Solebury JM William Tennent EM Neg
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VPF 2nd Ch AF 122 AK 120 Con Con 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VLD R4 AN 401 AM 411 Neg Neg 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VCX Bracke AE 126 AM 136 Aff Aff 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VPF R3 AE 107 AF 114 Pro Pro 2-1
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VPF R2 AE 132 AH 104 Pro Pro 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers HS 2019-03-02 VPF R1 AG 106 AP 131 Con Con 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2019-02-01 CX Semis Marquette TM Stuyvesant FC Aff Neg 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2019-02-01 CX Quarte Thomas Jefferson KV Lexington BY Aff Aff 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2019-02-01 CX Octos Strath Haven DP Mamaroneck WS Aff Aff 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2019-02-01 JVCX R5 Baltimore City WA Lexington SR Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2019-02-01 CX R4 Strath Haven DP Okemos RZ Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2019-02-01 CX R3 Lexington LL Thomas Jefferson PY Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational HS 2019-02-01 CX R2 Brooklyn Technical DT Ridge MG Neg
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2018-12-08 JVCX R3 Strath Haven RY La Salle QB Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2018-12-08 JVCX R2 Strath Haven KZ William Tennent CS Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational HS 2018-12-08 VCX R1 William Tennent MM La Salle CQ Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University HS 2018-11-17 CX Final Bronx HS Of Science CR Unionville KL Neg Neg 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University HS 2018-11-17 CX R5 Unionville KL Bronx HS Of Science CR Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University HS 2018-11-17 CX R4 Newark Tech EM La Salle GQ Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University HS 2018-11-17 CX R3 Hunter FL Newark Tech VW Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University HS 2018-11-17 CX R2 Calvert Hall RB Strath Haven SW Neg
William Tennent Invitational HS 2018-11-03 JVCX R1 Strath Haven CL La Salle QB Neg
Lions Classic Extemp Invitational HS 2017-02-17 CX-RR R5 Moore NH Cherok HH Aff
Lions Classic Extemp Invitational HS 2017-02-17 CX-RR R4 Casady AC Moore NH Neg
Lions Classic Extemp Invitational HS 2017-02-17 CX-RR R2 EdmNor WS Moore KC Aff
Lions Classic Extemp Invitational HS 2017-02-17 CX-RR R1 Cherok HH GarCit CU Neg
UMKC Baby Jo Memorial C 2015-09-12 OPEN 7 North Texas MK UT Dallas JS Aff
UMKC Baby Jo Memorial C 2015-09-12 JV Round UT Dallas FK Johnson County Community College MS Aff
UMKC Baby Jo Memorial C 2015-09-12 OPEN 5 Texas HW Houston MG Aff
UMKC Baby Jo Memorial C 2015-09-12 JV Round Weber State BL Central Oklahoma AW Aff
UMKC Baby Jo Memorial C 2015-09-12 OPEN 2 Kansas State PR Arizona State CR Aff
UMKC Baby Jo Memorial C 2015-09-12 JV Round Kansas PF Augsburg College HL Aff
Moorhouse Debate Tournament WSU C 2013-01-26 Junior Round KCKCC GP Wichita AF Aff
Moorhouse Debate Tournament WSU C 2013-01-26 Junior Round Concordia SV Lindenwood CN Neg