Allison Winker

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Paradigm Statement
Last changed 14 January 2022 9:45 AM CDT

About me: I debated for 4 years at Mill Valley (2014-18) and I am now an assistant coach at Blue Valley West. I'm currently in my first year of OT school if that matters to anyone.

Please add me to the email chain: allisonwinker@gmail.com

Top level:

*Pre-KSHSAA state update:* I have not judged a lot of debates on the water topic, but I would say I am pretty familiar with the core of the topic from coaching.

I will evaluate anything you read to the very best of my ability. I try my best to leave any biases at the door and make a fair decision no matter what. However, my background and most experience is in policy-oriented arguments and therefore I will be best judging those debates.

Tech > truth, but warrants of arguments should still always be extended and explained. Evidence quality is still important to me, but I won't make arguments for you based on the ev that weren't made in the round.

Please tell me how to evaluate arguments in rebuttals so that I am not left to figure it out myself. I always try to intervene as little as possible when making my decisions and only vote on arguments based on what was said in the round. I try not to read evidence when writing my RFD unless it was an extremely important card to the outcome of the round and/or I can't resolve the debate without reading it. If you want me to read a piece of evidence, tell me that in the 2NR/2AR.

Please be kind. Debate is hard; there's no reason to make it even harder for others.

Kritiks/K affs/FW

I don't have a lot of background knowledge in critical literature and therefore I will require more explanation of these arguments than some other judges. If I can't reasonably explain an argument myself or explain to a team in an RFD, I won't vote for it. This does not mean that I need to have a super high understanding of the literature or argument, but that you spent enough time on it in the debate for me to feel comfortable voting on it.

Literature I am more familiar with: security, neolib/cap, set col. Assume that I am unfamiliar with anything else. Please slow down on tags and analytics (especially important things like perms) and don't use buzzwords. Good line-by-line and impact comparison is very important to me in making my decision. Long overviews are not a good idea.

Ks on the neg: Explain clearly what the alt does and how it solves for the impacts you're claiming. I often find myself confused as to what I am voting for at the end of the round, so a robust explanation of the alternative will help you immensely. I don't think that links of omission are links and links that are very specific to the plan are most persuasive. I will let the affirmative weigh the case unless I'm given a convincing reason not to do so.

Framework vs. K affs:

I think that affirmatives should probably defend a plan, and if not, they should be grounded in the resolution in some way. I am usually pretty persuaded by the TVA if it's done well, so the aff needs to explain why the TVA can't access the same impacts as they can. Neg teams need actually engage the aff and do impact explanation and comparison vs. reading blocks without ever contextualizing it to the aff.

I am increasingly starting to think that fairness isn't a terminal impact but rather an internal link, but I can be persuaded otherwise. I think a lot of neg teams don't really explain why these impacts matter, they just say 'key to fairness,' 'key to clash,' etc. but miss the explanation of the implications of those impacts.

I am not a good judge for a K v. K debate.

Counterplans

The more aff-specific, the better. I will reward you/give more leeway on creative counterplans and ones with recut 1AC ev. They need to be competitive and should probably have a solvency advocate - if it doesn't have one I'll have a much lower threshold for voting aff on solvency deficits. I default to judge kick unless I am told otherwise.

Even though I think condo is generally good, I think it's definitely underutilized by aff teams, especially when neg teams read 3+ advocacies, kick planks, etc. I would say I generally lean neg-ish on most counterplan theory arguments if debated equally.

Topicality

I am not a fan of T on the water topic. I get sometimes it's the most strategic option, but just know it might be more of an uphill battle with me than other arguments would be.

Make the flow clean, explain your impacts, and be clear on what your interp includes and excludes and why that is a good thing. Case lists are a good idea on both sides.

I default to competing interps. I'm generally not a big fan of reasonability and think it's usually a waste of time unless you give convincing reasons as to why I should vote on it.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Good luck and have fun!

Full Judging Record
Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
KSHSAA 5A 6A 4 Speaker State Debate Championship HS 2022-01-14 5A R6 3 Aff (5A) 4 Neg (5A) Neg Neg 3-0
KSHSAA 5A 6A 4 Speaker State Debate Championship HS 2022-01-14 5A R5 1 Aff (5A) 3 Neg (5A) Neg Neg 3-0
KSHSAA 5A 6A 4 Speaker State Debate Championship HS 2022-01-14 5A R4 6 Aff (5A) 2 Neg (5A) Neg Neg 3-0
KSHSAA 5A 6A 4 Speaker State Debate Championship HS 2022-01-14 5A R3 4 Aff (5A) 1 Neg (5A) Aff Aff 3-0
KSHSAA 5A 6A 4 Speaker State Debate Championship HS 2022-01-14 5A R2 2 Aff (5A) 7 Neg (5A) Aff Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 5A 6A 4 Speaker State Debate Championship HS 2022-01-14 5A R1 7 Aff (5A) 6 Neg (5A) Aff Aff 3-0
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 NCX R6 Little Rock Central BP Lansing TD Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 NCX R5 Washburn Rural CN Greenhill KO Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 NCX R4 NSU AE Greenhill BS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament HS 2021-11-19 NCX R1 Niles North CiKh Damien OD Neg
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2021-10-29 VCX R6 Univ Of Chicago Lab KT Washington CG Neg
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 CX R4 St Andrew's Episcopal DL CR North YC Aff Aff 3-0
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 BT BT CX Ballot Test SF Ballot Test TO Aff Aff 149-58
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 CX R2 Hunter FR Baltimore City FS Neg Neg 2-1
NCFL Grand National Tournament HS 2021-05-26 CX R1 Strath Haven WY Upper St Clair EG Aff Aff 3-0
KSHSAA 4 Speaker State HS 2021-01-15 5A R7 8 Aff 1 Neg Neg Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 4 Speaker State HS 2021-01-15 5A R6 6 Aff 8 Neg Neg Neg 2-1
KSHSAA 4 Speaker State HS 2021-01-15 5A R5 4 Aff 7 Neg Neg Neg 3-0
KSHSAA 4 Speaker State HS 2021-01-15 5A R4 1 Aff 5 Neg Neg Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 4 Speaker State HS 2021-01-15 5A R3 7 Aff 4 Neg Neg Neg 3-0
KSHSAA 4 Speaker State HS 2021-01-15 5A R2 5 Aff 3 Neg Aff Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 4 Speaker State HS 2021-01-15 5A R1 3 Aff 2 Neg Neg Aff 2-1
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov Quarte Lansing PW McPherson HR Aff Aff 3-0
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov Octs McPherson SH Manhattan SW Neg Aff 2-1
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov Partia Piper WW McPherson SH Neg Neg 3-0
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov R6 Spring Hill BD McPherson SH Neg
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov R5 McPherson BK Olathe North DK Neg
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov R3 Blue Valley SJ Shawnee Heights LM Aff
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov R2 Garden City SD Blue Valley VP Neg
Kansas Sunflower Novice State Invitational HS 2021-01-08 Nov R1 Shawnee Mission East GO Wichita Collegiate Upper MM Aff
KSHSAA 4 Speaker Regionals HS 2020-12-18 5A-M R6 1A 2N Aff Aff 3-0
KSHSAA 4 Speaker Regionals HS 2020-12-18 5A-M R5 6A 1N Aff Aff 3-0
KSHSAA 4 Speaker Regionals HS 2020-12-18 5A-M R4 3A 6N Aff Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 4 Speaker Regionals HS 2020-12-18 5A-M R3 7A 4N Neg Neg 3-0
KSHSAA 4 Speaker Regionals HS 2020-12-18 5A-M R2 2A 7N Aff Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 4 Speaker Regionals HS 2020-12-18 5A-M R1 4A 3N Neg Aff 2-1
Three Trails District Tournament HS 2020-12-11 CX Quarte 108 110 Neg Neg 2-1
Three Trails District Tournament HS 2020-12-11 CX R3 118 117 Neg
KCKSNCFL HS 2020-12-04 Var R6 Lawrence Shew & Viloria Shawnee Mission West Wallenburg & Wright Neg Neg 3-0
KCKSNCFL HS 2020-12-04 Var R5 Blue Valley Northwest Mojica & Bhagavan Lawrence Riggins & Rose Aff Aff 2-0
KCKSNCFL HS 2020-12-04 Var R4 Lawrence Riggins & Rose Lansing Svedarsky & Snyder Aff Aff 3-0
KCKSNCFL HS 2020-12-04 Var R2 Blue Valley Northwest Ramanujan & Yang Shawnee Mission South Bradley & Hato Aff Aff 3-0
Shawnee Mission East and West Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-13 Open R5 Ottawa Brewer & Mourning Pittsb Norman & Spiers Neg
Shawnee Mission East and West Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-13 JV R4 Lansing parks & Schintgen Louis O'Connor & Norberg Neg
Shawnee Mission East and West Debate Invitational HS 2020-11-13 Open R3 BV Ali & Schifman DeSoto Chambers & Finerty Neg
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 Open R3 Derby Naomi Island & Jayden Moreno Shawnee Mission South Oscar Flassig & Andrew Price Aff
KCKCC Policy Debate TOC Qualifier HS 2020-11-06 Open R1 Derby Ethan Johnson & Jackson Ging Shawnee Mission South Pierce Lane & Grace Peterman Neg
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 JVCX S Washburn Rural BK Blue Valley Northwest IS Neg Neg 3-0
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX R6 Madison East JK ADL TK Aff
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX R5 Iowa City West SB Valley International Prep AU Aff
The Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2020-10-30 VCX R4 Manhattan DJ Ferris OK Aff
ONW Virtual Debate Invitational HS 2020-10-02 OP R6 BVHS Pei & Toro Moundridge Creed & Schlosser Neg
ONW Virtual Debate Invitational HS 2020-10-02 OP R3 SME Scholz & Wood Miege Axtell & Rice Neg
ONW Virtual Debate Invitational HS 2020-10-02 JV R3 S.Hts Womack & Payne WaRu Moore & Ross Aff
ONW Virtual Debate Invitational HS 2020-10-02 OP R2 BVHS Euston & Vanamamaly S.Hts Miller & Lake Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A Qtr 03B FV 06D PR Aff Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A Octa 02A BS 19B BD Aff Aff 2-1
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A Doub 04A RS 09A HB Neg Neg 2-1
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R6 14C CR 12B FS Neg
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R5 10B AW 23B DK Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R3 10D CM 11C PC Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R2 09C HJ 08B FS Aff
KSHSAA 2020 6A 2 Speaker Tournament HS 2020-01-17 6A R1 03A ST 08C BM Aff
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 VCX R5 West Des Moines Valley DL Barstow LW Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 NCX R4 Washington NT Iowa City RS Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 VCX R2 Highland Park Senior BM La Crosse Central TB Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates HS 2019-10-25 VCX R1 Topeka BJ Iowa City CW Neg
Blue Valley West Invitational HS 2019-10-11 DCI R5 Washburn Rural DelBiaggio & Maru Shawnee Mission West Wright & Wallenburg Neg
Blue Valley West Invitational HS 2019-10-11 DCI R4 Shawnee Mission South Larsen & Ridge Blue Valley Northwest Mojica & Xu Neg
Kansas Championship Series HS 2019-01-04 NOVOP QFs Topeka CF Lawrence Free State RR Neg Neg 3-0
Kansas Championship Series HS 2019-01-04 NOV R6 Shawnee Mission South MH Goddard KB Aff
Kansas Championship Series HS 2019-01-04 NOVOP R5 McPherson FS Topeka West GU Aff
Kansas Championship Series HS 2019-01-04 NOV R3 Shawnee Mission Northwest BH Goddard SM Aff
Kansas Championship Series HS 2019-01-04 NOV R2 Garden City TN Shawnee Mission Northwest MW Neg
Kansas Championship Series HS 2019-01-04 NOV R1 Hutchinson PB Lansing Sr CH Neg