Gabe Smith Paradigm

Last changed 10/12 3:48P UTC

Email: coachmogab@gmail.com

Obviously the first priority is clash. I want responsive arguments. I'm fine with speed and will say clear if you are not understandable. Flashing isn't prep within reason and tag team cx is great. I am not a fan of judge intervention on the rfd, if there is a flaw in their argument or something they missed I won't vote on it unless it's pointed out. Any specific questions you have I'll answer before the round.

Kritiks and Theory

I was all about the kritik/critical side of debate when I was competing, I think it makes for a more interesting round IF it is run well. That being said, I still have a pretty normal threshold on kritiks, I'm not going to lean towards your side just because you have one. I'm pretty familiar with a wide area of literature as far as ks go, so if you have a K you can't run against most judges, go for it. I'm good with theory, but it needs to have a reason for being brought up and it needs to be articulated well. I don't like it when theory is run as an obvious time skew, it makes the argument more illegitimate than it already is (because so many people don't run it well). Please please please do the fw debate well, on the aff and the neg.

Counterplans and Disads

As far as DAs go, make sure there is a good link and internal link explanation. I prefer slightly smaller impacts than nuc war because let's be honest not super probable most of the time unless you have a really really good miscalc scenario or something like that. Make sure you're weighing the net benefit against the case early and often. Seems simple but so many teams don't do it.

On Case

Make sure to keep extending/cross-applying/overviewing case throughout the round. This is another one that seems really easy. It's hard for me to vote aff if case isn't ever discussed. Other than that, your aff is your choice. I'm definitely partial to k affs if they have good solvency. But again, I won't vote on it just because you run it.

Traditional Debate

I love traditional debate IF IT’S UNIQUE and/or specific. If it’s not the clash should be really really really good.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
UHSAA 5A Region VI Speech Debate 2/28/2020 cx R1 908 902 Neg
Copper Classic 2/14/2020 NCX R5 Copper Hills BL Meadows CI Aff
Copper Classic 2/14/2020 OCX R4 Hunter BY East DS Aff
Copper Classic 2/14/2020 NCX R3 Notre Dame GU Juan Diego Catholic FR Aff
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU 1/24/2020 CX Quarte Northr Stelter & Greene CopHil Lassen & Dubbs Aff Neg on a 2-1
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU 1/24/2020 CX R5 RowHal Sheinberg & Klein RivHS Thomas & Young Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial UVU 1/24/2020 CX R4 RocSpr White & Pritchard RowHal Lunde & Bown Aff
UDCA 2019 Speech Arts Debate 11/8/2019 JVCX R7 213 211 Aff Aff on a 2-1
UDCA 2019 Speech Arts Debate 11/8/2019 NCX R6 301 305 Neg Neg on a 3-0
UDCA 2019 Speech Arts Debate 11/8/2019 VCX R5 402 403 Neg
UDCA 2019 Speech Arts Debate 11/8/2019 JVCX R4 204 212 Aff
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OCX Semi F SLC West SO Rowland Hall PF Aff Aff on a 3-0
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OCX Quarte SLC West SO Rowland Hall DL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OCX R5 Rowland Hall PF SLC West SO Neg
Young Lawyers 10/11/2019 OCX R4 SLC West WP Riverton HS - Riverton, UT YT Aff
UHSAA 5A State Tournament 3/8/2019 CX R4 AH 105 AT 103 Aff
UHSAA 5A State Tournament 3/8/2019 CX R2 AH 106 AX 109 Aff
UHSAA 5A State Tournament 3/8/2019 CX R1 AH 104 AX 110 Aff
NCFL 2019 Salt Lake Diocese 2/15/2019 CX R2 AA Magana & Poyner AD Ortiz & Wall Neg
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/13/2019 CX R3 160 128 Neg
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/13/2019 CX R2 205 125 Neg
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/13/2019 CX R1 197 127 Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 CX R3 Northr Greene & Stelter Hillcr Rohde & Middlemas Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 CX R2 Cyprus Oates & Bartholoma RowHal Maloy & Carlin Neg
Marie Clegg Jones Memorial 1/25/2019 CX R1 JuaDie Severo & Moreno CopHil Crabtree & Guzman Aff