Melonie Menefee Paradigm

Last changed 2/12 2:48P EDT

I am primarily a policy coach/judge, but do have some experience with LD and PF. I have been judging for more than 10 years and judge on both the NSDA and UIL circuits.

In CX, I consider myself to be a policy maker judge, but what it comes down to is that the debater that convinces me is the debater that is going to get my vote. This means that I am looking for strong evidence as well as good analysis. I am looking for arguments that make sense. I am looking for cases that not only prove their own points but counter the opponent's points, as well. I strive to start the round with no preconceived notions.

Do not make the mistake of presenting your case without arguing your opponent's. Yes, I am repeating that statement. It bears repeating.

Speed is ok, but at the end of the day, I still like to hear good speaking. If I cannot understand what you are saying, then your speaking habits are not showcasing what you should be doing. I would rather hear fewer quality arguments than to have so much crammed into your time that I am unable to see clearly how it all works together.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Texas Speech and Debate Camp 7/12/2019 NCX rd 4 Novice CX Garcia & Guerrero Novice CX Blanco & Keeling Aff
Texas Speech and Debate Camp 7/12/2019 VCX 4 Naughty Saudis Green & Standifer Sultans of Oman Voruganti & Shumate Aff
Texas Speech and Debate Camp 7/12/2019 VCX 3 Sultans of Oman Powers & Stansbery Naughty Saudis Zimmer & Goggans Aff
Texas Speech and Debate Camp 7/12/2019 VCX 1 Sultans of Oman Ball & Becker Utopian Hillbillies Miller & Parrish Neg
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 NCX R4 United States Socialist Debaters Elliott & Taylor United States Socialist Debaters Brown & Williams Neg
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 NCX R3 Colon P Bush & Casey Colon P Cain & Pulcine Aff
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 VCX R3 Bad Stuff 2.0 Long & Jones Kick Affs Stanford & Ha Aff
TSDC Camp Tournament 7/13/2018 VCX R1 Bad Stuff 2.0 Musel & Everett TEAM TRUMP Cooksey & Brown Aff