Kayla Benson Paradigm

Last changed 10/17 8:00P CDT

Hi, I’m Kayla :)

debated 3 years at shawnee heights (surveillance, china, education)

current debater at wichita state (executive powers, space)

current assistant coach at wichita east

please add me to the email chain: kaylab222@gmail.com

top level:

*I am most familiar with policy style arguments but read what you want. All I ask is that you have a solvency mechanism and defend it through out the round.

*Speed isn’t a problem, just please don’t spread through theory arguments.

*If you are problematic in round, I will drop your speaker points, and note it on the ballot.

*Don’t clip cards. In my mind that’s cheating, and you will lose.

*Tech Over Truth

*Easiest way to win my ballot is to have good claim-warrant-impact

*Clash is v important

*Most importantly have fun (:

t

I think T debates are often underutilized in policy debates; it can be a strategic off case argument if executed properly. I usually default to competing interps; however, I am willing to vote on reasonability. If you are wanting me to vote on T it has to be the entire 2NR.

da’s

I love a good politics disad. I am more willing to vote on a specific link rather than a generic one. A good way to win this flow is to have a clear story and provide examples as to how the disad interacts with the case. Also, impact calc is important, esp in the 2NR.

cp's

I'm fine with almost every type of CP (not a fan of plan plus CP's), and I'm open to listen to any theory argument you may have on why that CP is a bad model of debate. If you don't have a clear net ben, I probably won't vote for the CP.

k’s

I have run kritiks in the past, however I am not that familiar with a large majority of K lit. I am most comfortable with K’s such as cap/neolib and security, please don’t assume I know all of the mechanics of your K because I probably don’t. Feel free to read your K in front of me; however, there needs to be extensive analysis as to how the alt solves and how the aff links. Alt solvency in my mind is one of the most important components of the K. Blippy extensions of Alt don’t fly for me. Framework is important to a good K debate. And just like a da there needs to be a clear story that stays consistent throughout the round

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R3 Topeka BJ Shawnee Mission West CW Aff
Salina South Cougar Classic 10/18/2019 DCI R1 Maize NL Topeka PC Aff
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational 10/5/2019 nov N5 BB SC J CN Neg
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational 10/5/2019 nov N4 B GH G TH Aff
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational 10/5/2019 nov N3 B EV J RA Neg
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational 10/5/2019 nov N2 BB EvSi AA MW Neg
Wichita Northwest Debate Invitational 10/5/2019 nov N1 G PH E AL Aff
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R4 11 Archer & Schroeder 2 Glaghassi & Hopkins Aff Aff on a 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R3 1 Harris & Horton 6 Walker & Willis Aff Neg on a 2-1
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R2 7 Nguyen & Halabi 2 Carrillo & Whyte Aff Aff on a 3-0
Sunflower District Tournament 12/7/2018 CX R1 1 Simon & Gallegos 2 Carpenter & Kiragi Neg Neg on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI Semis Shawnee Mission East BH Lawrence Free State YH Neg Neg on a 3-0
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 KDCOP R5 Manhattan AW Topeka Seaman LM Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R3 Olathe East TB Lawrence Free State WM Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R2 Washburn Rural KD Olathe West DU Aff
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 SBO Semis Lawrence Free State WM Blue Valley North DM Aff Neg on a 2-1
J Matt Hill Invitational at Topeka High School 11/16/2018 DCI R1 Lawrence DR Wichita East GA Neg