Eric Ball Paradigm

Last changed 11/7 1:39P PDT

I was once a policy debater so there is a reasonable chance that I will keep up on my flow. If I don't, that means there is a good chance you are talking like a policy debater yourself (or like an auctioneer, and I won't feel so bad if I miss something).

I will go where you take me. I will rely on your arguments rather than my own domain knowledge.

I do appreciate when debaters spell it out for me, not just why you should win the argument but how that argument should contribute to the decision. I look for clear links and impacts for the pivotal arguments. I understand that jargon is useful shorthand, but I will understand you better if the jargon does not become excessive.

I will tolerate kritiks but set a high bar for arguments that do not attempt to relate to the resolution, or that could be used regardless of the topic at hand (i.e. meta-arguments like that debate is pointless because we live in a flawed society). I appreciate clash delivered with a level of sportsmanship and manners.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 PAR V R5 Los Altos TC Leland JS Neg
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 PAR N R5 Prospect SG New Haven UDL AM Aff
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 PAR V R2 Menlo-Atherton BM Irvington GT Neg
Santa Clara U Philalethic Invitational 3/29/2019 PAR V R1 Crystal Springs Uplands QM Leland PM Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPD Double Global Prep SB Washington PN Neg Neg on a 2-1
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPD Double Campolindo MS Evergreen Valley WI Aff Aff on a 3-0
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPD R3 Evergreen Valley PT Sequoia MN Aff
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPD R2 Washington GS El Dorado NM Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPD R2 Global Prep HL Evergreen Valley NI Neg
33rd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/9/2019 JPD R1 Quarry Lane VV Bentley KF Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R4 El Cerrito/Berkeley BS Los Altos TZ Aff
Nueva Parli Invitational 1/13/2019 JPAR R3 Valley Christian KG El Cerrito RM Aff
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 JV Doubl Valley Christian HG Washington PN Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 JV R4 Dougherty Valley AD Menlo-Atherton MK Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 JV R4 Valley Christian AC Prospect HH Aff
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/10/2018 JV R1 Los Altos KH Campolindo KM Neg
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R4 AC Parekh & Jakka BH Telebrico & Killedar Neg
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R4 AW Kaul & Rajkumar BH Bajaj & Getayalew Neg
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R2 BC Patnaik & Jones BH Gorgolewski & Vargas Neg
CFL Super Debate 1 Milpitas 10/21/2018 OPAR R2 BC Bae & Yu AN Chen & Junankar Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R4 Homestead TC Evergreen Independent EL Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R4 Menlo-Atherton WM Bishop O'Dowd WO Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R2 Evergreen Independent AD Cupertino UH Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VPD R2 Claremont NJ Club Parli SH Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational 1/27/2018 N PAR R4 Valley Christian RD Los Altos BF Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational 1/27/2018 N PAR R2 Challenger Cheetahs BJ American AL Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational 1/27/2018 N PAR R1 Washington SL Club Parli CH Neg
Stephen Stewart Middle and High School Invitational 1/27/2018 O PAR R1 Wilcox MM Berkeley FR Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 PF R3 Cupertino PV Foothill AB Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 PF R3 Gunn NN Harker BA Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 PF R1 Menlo-Atherton JY Mission San Jose ZG Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 PF R1 Granite Bay GP Leland CS Aff
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 PFN R1 Harker AP Cupertino VC Neg
SCU Dempsey Cronin Invitational 11/17/2017 PFN R1 Harker LZ Young Genius ML Neg
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPD R3 Claremont RW
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPD R3 Washington GS Evergreen Valley GB Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPD R2 Bentley RD Sequoia BS Aff
31st Annual Stanford Invitational 2/11/2017 JPD R2 Irvington IK Washington JK Aff