Malcolm Davis Paradigm

Last changed 9/15 10:04A EDT


------

PF Paradigm:


I debated in high school a lot, now I debate a little in college. I like debate, and I hope you do too!

I think debates should be fun and I do not like mean people.

As I get old and grumpy, I am increasingly frustrated with PF's bells and whistles. We are all regular people. You don't need to 'strongly urge an affirmation' or proudly declare what the 'thesis of your case' is or anything, you just need to debate the round and explain what's going on clearly.

I will evaluate the arguments as best I can based on what I understand in the round and what lands on my flow. I regret to admit that if something makes no sense to me I will be deeply reluctant to vote on it.

I don't have strong opinions about most practices in PF (defense in first summary, frontlining case in second rebuttal) beyond my personal beliefs about what is strategic. I am more than open to hearing arguments in the debate about why I should care about these things.

I deeply appreciate clever strategies and will reward them with speaker points that reflect how stylish the play was.

If you want to win my ballot, win the round. If you want to win my heart, concede everything your opponent says and still win the round.

If you have specific questions that I have failed to answer here, feel free to ask them before the round or shoot me a message on Facebook.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 JVPF Octas Boston Latin NZ Summit GD Neg Aff on a 2-1
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 JVPF Partia Byram Hills WH Baltimore City BS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 VPF R6 Edina ZM Ridge RS Aff
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 VPF R6 North Allegheny PJ Scarsdale BR Aff
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 VPF R5 Hunter TR Potomac AR Aff
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 VPF R5 Ransom Everglades TS Acton-Boxborough NH Neg
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 JVPF R4 Bergen County Academies SS Boston Latin YT Neg
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 JVPF R4 Needham SY Hunter MS Neg
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 VPF R3 Poly Prep Country Day SM Chaminade CF Aff
Yale Invitational 9/13/2019 VPF R3 Bronx Science DG Ridge KW Neg
NSD PF Tournament 8/2/2019 PF R6 LD Vyas & Mishra Capyba Liu & Thakur Neg
NSD PF Tournament 8/2/2019 PF R2 LD Tara Gill JUTSU Hua & Liu Aff
NSD PF Tournament 8/2/2019 PF R1 RagRai Cuello-Wolffe & Sakhrani A-Pecs Shi & Xing Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF Double DuPont Manual CR Richard Montgomery HZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF Runoff Hackley BW West Windsor HN Aff Aff on a 2-1
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF R6 Winston Churchill DD Riverdale Country BM Aff
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF R5 Flower Mound DS Oakton TJ Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF R2 Dallastown SW Bridgewater Raritan PL Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF R2 Langley ZD DuPont Manual KG Neg
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF R1 Horace Mann SM Thomas S. Wootton MT Aff
44th University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/8/2019 VPF R1 Delbarton FoWa Oakton DH Neg
SHHS Big Questions December 12/12/2018 BQ R3 Kane & Sharmin Lee & Zhai Aff
SHHS Big Questions December 12/12/2018 BQ R2 Simila Doherty & Shi Neg
SHHS Big Questions December 12/12/2018 BQ R1 Ding & Lu Lowry & Ruan Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF Runoff Trinity Prep RH Delbarton LT Aff Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF R4 Lake Highland Prep BS Altamont CL Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF R3 Lexington CM Millburn HH Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF R3 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches GJ Bard HS Early College Queens DH Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF R1 Bronx HS Of Science DG Oakwood School - North Hollywood BG Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/12/2018 PF R1 Unionville KR Acton Boxborough RHS Independent Entry QiSu Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 VPF Trips Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS Carroll LS Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPF Octafi Nueva AA Chagrin Falls HM Aff Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPF Triple Henry Clay CL Nueva AA Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPF R6 Oxbridge Academy GS Fairmont Prep SG Neg
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPF R5 Edgemont KS Dublin Jerome RB Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPF R3 Edgemont SK Nueva CW Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPF R2 Mountain Brook BL Brentwood RN Aff
National Speech and Debate Season Opener hosted by UK 9/7/2018 VPF R1 Capitol PD Clayton-Bradley CC Aff
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF Octafi SalVer Lyons & Goel KeeFri Moberly & Walker Neg Neg on a 2-1
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R7 SalVer Manfredi & Huang SalVer Chander & Peretz Aff
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R7 AVEcad Jaramillo & Hernandez AVEcad Griffin & El-Kaissi Neg
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R5 Bonlea Mally & Mally KeeFri Wing & Quinn Neg
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R5 SalVer Salimi & Kang Taiwin Choudhury & Handel Aff
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R2 KeeFri Mills & Haines Chiof Chen & Shin Aff
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R2 Chiof Pan & Ren Jestak He & Jagid Aff
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R1 Chiof Bustamante & Tam KeeFri Ponters & Piechota Neg
ISD Florida 7/10/2018 PF R1 Bonlea Kang & Shi SalVer Alamy & Palmer Neg
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R5 4124 4032 Aff Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R5 4193 4084 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R4 4170 4080 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R4 4229 4134 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R2 4014 4143 Aff Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R1 4061 4088 Neg Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 PF R1 4069 4118 Aff Aff on a 3-0
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF Octofi Horace Mann MT Saratoga AR Neg Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF R6 Bronx HS Of Science CK Park City MS Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 GPF R1 Campbell Hall SF Nueva SW Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R5 Bard HS Early College Queens ML Freehold Township AA Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R5 Montville BG Red Mountain TP Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R3 Horace Mann GG Poly Prep Country Day SS Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPF R3 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SR North Allegheny Sr ZZ Aff
Harvard Round Robin 2/15/2018 PF RR R3 Theodore Roosevelt GK Horace Mann TM Neg
Harvard Round Robin 2/15/2018 PF RR R2 Horace Mann RF Acton-Boxborough JA Neg Neg on a 2-0
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF Octos Summit CS Delbarton AG Aff Aff on a 3-0
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF Double Ridge GZ Walt Whitman GG Neg Neg on a 2-1
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF Runoff Regis MW West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South SS Neg Neg on a 2-1
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF R6 Lexington SZ Thomas Jefferson HSST NP Aff
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF R6 Poly Prep Country Day DR Downingtown STEM LR Aff
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF R4 Poly Prep Country Day BK Bridgewater-Raritan IT Aff
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF R3 Millburn BG Horace Mann GS Neg
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF R1 Academy At Palumbo WH Bronx HS Of Science DP Neg
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VPF R1 Ridge WW Byram Hills BH Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF Octos Oakwood School - North Hollywood HR Ridge MR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF Double Stuyvesant RJ Ridge LR Aff Neg on a 2-1
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF Runoff Bromfield YL Regis OV Neg Neg on a 3-0
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF R6 Poly Prep Country Day FK Acton-Boxborough SN Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF R4 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional CS Princeton WH Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF R4 Acton-Boxborough GW Milton JC Neg
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF R2 Edgemont KoSe Bromfield MK Aff
Lexington Winter Invitational 1/13/2018 VPF R2 Stuyvesant RJ Horace Mann PO Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational 12/9/2017 VPF R3 Unionville PK State SP Aff
La Salle Forum Invitational 12/9/2017 VPF R3 Danville CM Hill KW Neg
La Salle Forum Invitational 12/9/2017 JVPF R2 Unionville GT Academy At Palumbo GG Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD Semis Regis PW Dalton FF Neg Neg on a 3-0
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD Quarte Unionville PW Ridge LR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD Octos Regis LS Ridge MR Neg Neg on a 2-1
PCFL No Suit November at Academy at Palumbo 11/9/2017 JVPF R3 Academy At Palumbo TK Unionville QO Neg
PCFL No Suit November at Academy at Palumbo 11/9/2017 VPF R2 Olney Charter TA Science Leadership MN Neg
PCFL No Suit November at Academy at Palumbo 11/9/2017 VPF R1 Pope John Paul II MS Unionville NR Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF Quarte Blake MY Charles W Flanagan SM Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF Sextos Hunter BF Montville LP Aff Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF R7 Walt Whitman LK Dalton PH Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF R7 North Broward Prep IK Riverdale Country SL Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF R5 Highview LM Stuyvesant AH Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF R5 Lincoln-Sudbury Regional SC Success Academy Manhattan AH Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF R3 Montville PI Acton-Boxborough AJ Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 PF R2 Summit GK Millburn GW Neg
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/12/2017 PF Semi Hunter KK Mission San Jose KM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/12/2017 PF R3 Millburn ZC Mission San Jose KM Aff Aff on a 2-0
Big Apple Bronx Round Robin 10/12/2017 PF R1 Nueva SP Fairmont Prep PS Aff Aff on a 2-0
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF Octos Centennial HS - Ellicott City MG Millburn CZ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF Dble-O Monte Vista CP Centennial HS - Ellicott City MG Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R6 Lake Highland Prep FS Princeton LM Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R6 Horace Mann FR Stuyvesant HW Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R5 Lexington WW Cary SH Aff
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R5 Richard Montgomery LT Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HM Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R4 Delbarton CM Newsome EA Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R3 Success Academy Manhattan CG Lexington CP Neg
Yale Invitational 9/15/2017 PF R3 Stuyvesant SS Sunset Park GK Neg
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD Semis Callum Harralson Gurveer Singh & Jake Palmer Aff Neg on a 4-1
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD Quarte Callum Harralson Michael Guber & Noah Quarton Aff Aff on a 2-1
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD Octos Genevieve Wade & Ben Hanson Atharva Patil & David Choi Aff Aff on a 3-0
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R7 Tori Borlase & Will Brown Evan Wang & Avni Aggrawal Aff
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R7 Iris Yan & Laasya Mamidipalli Avi Agrawal & James Harrison Neg
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R6 John David Erard & Daniel Goeser Shreshth Srivastava & Nikhil Polepalli Neg
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R6 Samith Shetty & Rohith Gottiparthi Emily Robinson & Matt Ong Neg
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R5 Jack Miranda & Ethan Reiter Sarah Pita & Anaga Ajoy Aff
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R5 Atharva Patil & David Choi Nikhil Goel & David Lyons Aff
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R4 Advait Dhamdhere & Sriram Tolety Tony Luo & Archita Khaire Aff
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R4 Amanda Miskell & Sreekar Kasturi Robin Brinkmann & Cody Builta Aff
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R2 Adam Alamy & Alex Kim Genevieve Wade & Ben Hanson Neg
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R2 Zayne El-Kaissi & Ryan Idnani Nipun Gorantla & Andrew Song Aff
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R1 Sam Lu & Andrew Tong Billy Huang & William Cheng Neg
ISD Charlotte PF Tournament 7/12/2017 PFD R1 Isaac Fan & Matthew Schaeffer Lucas Horowitz Aff