Jay Stubbs Paradigm

Last changed 10 March 2021 6:02 AM CST

Name: Jay Stubbs

School Affiliation: Bellaire High School

Number of Years Judging Public Forum: Since the event was introduced

Number of Years Competing in Public Forum: PF did not exist when I competed

Number of Years Judging Other Forensic Activities: 38 years

Number of Years Competing in Other Forensic Activities: High School and College

If you are a coach, what events do you coach? Public Forum, Congress, Extemp

What is your current occupation? Debate Coach

Please share your opinions or beliefs about how the following play into a debate round:

Speed of Delivery Clarity for understanding is most important

Format of Summary Speeches (line by line? big picture?) Line by line on most important issues along with big picture to guide the way the debaters want me to vote.

Role of the Final Focus Final resolution of key issues along with framing the decision for the judge.

Extension of Arguments into later speeches Essential for key arguments in the round.

Topicality Can be run if there are blatant violations…anything can be found to be non-topical via definition…that is a waste of time.

Plans This is a function of the wording of the resolution. Acceptable when the resolution suggests a specific action.

Kritiks Are not going to persuade me.

Flowing/note-taking Is a function of the clarity of debaters in the round. Clarity makes it much easier to keep all issues organized on the flow.

Do you value argument over style? Style over argument? Argument and style equally? Clarity is most important to me. Just because a debater makes an argument doesn’t mean that I understand it or know how to weigh it in relation to other arguments without intervention. Clarity brings meaning to important arguments…clarity explains how to weigh arguments against other issues. Providing clarity early in the round is essential when it comes to evaluating arguments as the evolve throughout the round. Waiting until the end of the round to provide clarity can be too late.

If a team plans to win the debate on an argument, in your opinion does that argument have to be extended in the rebuttal or summary speeches? Yes

If a team is second speaking, do you require that the team cover the opponents’ case as well as answers to its opponents’ rebuttal in the rebuttal speech? Yes

Do you vote for arguments that are first raised in the grand crossfire or final focus? No…new arguments should have been introduced earlier in the round. An extension of a key argument is a part of argument evolution.

Congress

I evaluate your arguments in a Congress session in relation to your effectiveness in delivering them. An effective Congressional Debater is one who is committed to making sure that the judge understands the arguments and information they are presenting. When a debater's commitment is limited to getting information into the debate they are assuming that I will gain the same understanding of the information that they have.

Introductions should be creative when possible. Generic intros are frowned upon greatly.

Good arguments should contain both evidence from qualified sources AND analysis.

Devoting time to the summary/conclusion is very important.

Ending speeches at 3:00 is very important. Speeches ending at 3:10 show a lack of discipline and preparation.

Questioning should be focused on exposing weaknesses in opponent's arguments. Questions that cause little to no damage are of marginal value. There should never be a time when the questioner and respondent are both talking at the same time for more than a brief moment.

Respondents should view questioning as an opportunity not an adversarial activity. Attitude and unnecessary aggression will be scored lower. "I don't know" is perfectly acceptable if there is no reasonable reason why you should know the answer. I would like to NEVER hear the answer "I am sure you could tell me." I can not tell you how much I really don't appreciate that response in a questioning period.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Reagan Midwestern Qualifier HS 2021-05-02 GCD Octos Loreley Godfrey Claire Bodnar Neg Aff 2-1
Reagan Midwestern Qualifier HS 2021-05-02 GCD R5 Raevan Hanan Trae Selemaea Neg
Reagan Midwestern Qualifier HS 2021-05-02 GCD R4 Ella Jewell Sean Lay Aff
Reagan Midwestern Qualifier HS 2021-05-02 GCD R3 Taiyahna Pruett Elizabeth Vassantachart Neg
Reagan Midwestern Qualifier HS 2021-05-02 GCD R1 Gracie Havard Ava Prevey-Sullivan Aff
Reagan Great Communicator Debate Mid Atlantic Qualifier HS 2021-03-27 RGCD R7 Maia Nehme Leah Braden Neg Neg 5-0
Reagan Great Communicator Debate Mid Atlantic Qualifier HS 2021-03-27 RGCD R6 Karam Weigert Maia Nehme Neg Neg 2-1
Reagan Great Communicator Debate Mid Atlantic Qualifier HS 2021-03-27 RGCD R4 Ifeoluwaposimi John-Idiagbonya Zachary Pan Neg
Reagan Great Communicator Debate Mid Atlantic Qualifier HS 2021-03-27 RGCD R2 Talia Ehrenberg Caitlin Williams Aff
2021 Greater Texas Reagan Great Communicators Debate HS 2021-02-27 GCDS R3 Higgins, Ashton Wei, Nathan Aff
2021 Greater Texas Reagan Great Communicators Debate HS 2021-02-27 GCDS R1 Goodman, Leslie Kettles, Cameron Neg
Reagan Western Qualifier Great Communicator Debate Tournament HS 2021-02-20 GCD R4 Barry, Noah Griffin, Seth Neg
Reagan Western Qualifier Great Communicator Debate Tournament HS 2021-02-20 GCD R1 Sinclair, Casey Chung, Nadia Neg
GCDS ONLINE Pacific Northwest HS 2020-05-02 Red R5 Isabella Souza Gabrielle Holman Aff
GCDS ONLINE Pacific Northwest HS 2020-05-02 Red R4 Sreeram Satish Anwesha Mukherjee Neg
GCDS ONLINE Pacific Northwest HS 2020-05-02 Red R2 Emma Koontz Selin Osman Neg
GCDS ONLINE Pacific Northwest 2020-05-02 Red R1 Caleb Parks Liam Reaser Neg
GCDS ONLINE Pacific Northwest HS 2020-05-02 Elims Double Hassaan Qadir Danny Tang Neg Neg 3-0
Reagan MidWestern Qualifier HS 2020-04-19 GCD Semis Joshua Hansen Zachary Heintz Neg Neg 4-1
Reagan MidWestern Qualifier HS 2020-04-19 GCD Octos Laurel Holley Noa Polish Aff Aff 3-0
Reagan MidWestern Qualifier HS 2020-04-19 GCD Double Townshend Hurt Ishita Shah Neg Neg 3-0
Reagan Great Communicator ONLINE Mid Atlantic Qualifier HS 2020-04-05 RGCD SF Jiang, Ethan Knox, Caleb Aff Neg 2-1
Reagan Great Communicator ONLINE Mid Atlantic Qualifier HS 2020-04-05 RGCD QF Vaez-Ghaemi, Shariar Rollins, Katherine Neg Neg 3-0
Reagan Great Communicator ONLINE Mid Atlantic Qualifier HS 2020-04-05 RGCD OF Smith, Walker May, Tristan Neg Neg 3-0
Peach State Classic HS 2017-11-10 VLD R3 Sequoyah EM Henry W. Grady AO Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 SPF IntFin St. Michael's FE Taipei American CP Con Con 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R6 Milton CV Western FC Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R6 Regis MZ Holy Cross NS Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R3 Morristown West WR Lakeland TD Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PF R3 Altamont ZC Timber Creek NE Con
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Quarte Syosse Justin Kang Maret Martin Konstantinov Aff Aff 2-1
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 4 Maryvi Makaylah Jones PreChr Anisha Oommen Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 3 PotDeb Jeffrey Yin Thache Bob Farrelly Aff
Great Communicator Online Debate Tournament HS 2016-05-21 Open Rd 1 NicHS/ Dylan Clarke GeoMas Katie Smith Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R6 Riverside MM Houston County WE Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R6 Oak Grove ES Montgomery TT Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R2 Boca Raton Community BD Riverside GP Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R2 Potomac MZ Columbus SP Con
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R1 Miami Beach Senior DK Holy Cross ST Pro
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PF R1 Byram Hills UY Delbarton AH Con
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2015-10-02 PF R3 Durham YD New Orleans Jesuit CM Con
Holy Cross Navy and Old Gold Debate and Speech Exhibition HS 2015-10-02 PF R1 Denver Debaters CS Durham LP Con