Chase McCool Paradigm

Last changed 9/23 2:03P CDT

Liberty University '04-'08
Policy Debate Coach @ Theodore Roosevelt High School `14-`18

Policy Debate Coach @ Dowling Catholic High School since `18
NFA-Lincoln-Douglas Coach @ Simpson College since '17

contact me via email at cpmccool at gmail dot com

Hello debaters, coaches, or other judges interested in my judge philosophy. I feel that the debate round is a unique environment where almost any argument can be utilized so long as it is justifiable. I say "almost any" because some arguments are highly suspect like "racism good" or "torture good". What I mean by "justifiable" is that the argument made, to me, becomes more persuasive when coupled with good evidence. What follows are my preferences on theory, Topicality, CPs, Kritiks/Performance, and Style.

Theory
I do not consider my mind to be tabula-rasa (i.e., blank slate). To me, the most persuasive theory arguments contain a claim, some support, and an impact. Just saying "voting issue" does not make it so - I need to be convinced that voting for your interpretation is justifiable, which means that I can cogently explain to the opposing team why they were deficient and should lose the round.

Topicality
See my comments on Theory. I like it when Neg can show that the Aff's interpretation is bad for debate. Like many other judges, I am annoyed by messy T debates. The side that clashes the most, organizes the T debate, and shows why their interpretation is better for debate will most likely win my ballot.

CPs
I am a huge fan of creative and competitive CPs. If Neg can give a couple of reasons why the CP solves better/faster than the Aff, I feel more comfortable finding that the net-benefit outweighs case. The perm is a test of competitiveness. I will not consider the perm a legitimate policy option unless there is some good evidence read to support it as such.

Kritiks/Performance
I think that Aff should have a written plan text, but does not necessarily have to advocate for the USFG. Aff, if you think that USFG is bad, be ready to defend the theory onslaught by the Neg. I prefer the policy making framework, but understand the value of the K and Performance debate. The key for me is justification. Make sure you clash with opposing and show why voting for you is net-beneficial for debate.

Style
I do have some preferences regarding style that you should consider in order to obtain one or two extra speaker points from me: 1) Clarity outweighs speed - it's ok to spread your opponent, just make sure you pick the arguments you are winning and go for them in the rebuttals 2) I lean negative - I believe that Aff must thoroughly defend the plan. My standard is that it should be more probable than not that the plan is a good idea in order to vote Aff. 3) Civility and charm go further for me than pretension and hate. Being classy and focusing on the arguments and generally making everyone feel good during round are skills that are valuable and actually useful in the real world. 4) Have fun and enjoy this amazing sport! Energy can be communicated through your arguments and when it does, it makes me want to listen.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Polar Bear Open 10/11/2019 CX R2 Washington SK Iowa City West LB Aff
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 NCX Sem Iowa City West WS Washington CT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 NCX R4 Iowa City West CC Washington CT Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 NCX R3 West Des Moines Valley BV Iowa City West WD Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 NCX R2 Iowa City West CC West Des Moines Valley NJ Aff
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/27/2019 NCX R1 Iowa City West WD Washington CT Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R4 Wayzata Debate FC Niles West CS Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R2 Homestead MW Niles West KS Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R1 Millard North NP Iowa City West CL Neg
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX r5 Iowa City CW Washington SK Aff
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX r4 West CL West Des Moines Valley KB Neg
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/7/2019 CX r2 West SL Iowa City JB Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R6 Lawrence Free State SV Glenbrook South FH Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/22/2019 VCX R4 Millard North FM Barstow BE Neg
IHSSA State Debate Tournament 1/4/2019 L-D R4 124 TK 130 BK Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX 32 Lane Tech CG SF Roosevelt WT Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R6 SF Roosevelt WT Maine East SS Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R5 Homestead WK Lane Tech RT Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R4 Minneapolis Washburn KS Washington WM Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R3 Lane Tech JP New Trier RS Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R2 Washington SK Maine East PP Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R1 Watertown WW Evanston Twp LS Aff
Johnston Dragon Invitational 11/30/2018 PF R4 Indianola EH Southeast Polk BR Aff
Johnston Dragon Invitational 11/30/2018 PF R3 Lincoln CF Ankeny Centennial SW Aff
Johnston Dragon Invitational 11/30/2018 PF R2 Johnston NH Southeast Polk TR Neg
Johnston Dragon Invitational 11/30/2018 PF R1 Ames HP Sioux City East AT Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R7 Solorio MG Rosemount PS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R6 Little Rock Central CW Mamaroneck KR Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R5 St. Andrew's Episcopal JL Cypress Bay BS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R4 Shawnee Mission East SB Maine East PP Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R3 Shawnee Mission East AW Wayzata PY Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 Wooster SW Blue Valley Northwest KV Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R1 Wichita East NH Rosemount JR Aff
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 NCX Semis Washington GW West CB Neg Neg on a 2-1
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 NCX R3 West Des Moines Valley FH West CB Neg
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 NCX R2 Washington GW West JG Neg
East High School Fall Classic 11/2/2018 VCX R1 West NZ Washington KS Neg
DM North Polar Bear Open 10/12/2018 PF Q Lincoln CF Ames DC Aff Aff on a 3-0
DM North Polar Bear Open 10/12/2018 PF R5 Okoboji FH Lincoln AT Neg
DM North Polar Bear Open 10/12/2018 PF R4 Waukee BS Okoboji GB Aff
DM North Polar Bear Open 10/12/2018 PF R3 Ames SM Waukee SJ Neg
DM North Polar Bear Open 10/12/2018 PF R2 West Des Moines Valley PM Ames LL Neg
DM North Polar Bear Open 10/12/2018 PF R1 Bettendorf QS Lincoln CF Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 PF Quarte Indianola MW Ames MK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 NCX R4 West Des Moines Valley CM West Des Moines Valley KB Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 VLD R1 Indianola ML West Des Moines Valley TH Neg
Simpson Storm Indianola High School 9/28/2018 VLD R1 Dowling Catholic JP West Des Moines Valley NL Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol Quarte Evanston Twp LC Marquette Univ MT Neg Neg on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol Runoff Edina SB Wayzata LN Neg Neg on a 2-1
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R5 Niles West PS Wayzata KM Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R4 Blue Valley Southwest WuSt Niles West SA Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R3 Niles West SB Blue Valley Southwest WS Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2018 Pol R2 Evanston Twp LC Edina DA Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R9 X136 X211 Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R8 X288 X155 Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R6 X100 X231 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R5 X161 X199 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R4 X171 X114 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R2 X133 X285 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R1 X254 X267 Aff Aff on a 2-0
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 NP-O Final Carson-Newman ML Kansas Wesleyan YK Neg Aff on a 2-1
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 IP-O Semi Middle Tennessee State JH Transylvania RB Aff Aff on a 2-1
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 LD Quarte Western Kentucky KS Wiley AE Neg Neg on a 2-1
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 NP-O Partia Southwest Baptist DT Texas Christian BN Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 IP-O R6 Middle Tennessee State SI Texas Christian CH Aff
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 IP-N R6 Central Texas JB Henderson State AD Aff
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 PF R5 Southwest Baptist BP Idaho State BM Neg
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 LD R4 Wiley AE Ithaca HM Aff
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 IP-N R3 Hofstra AD Wiley RD Aff
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 IP-N R2 Tulsa Community SD Hofstra RC Aff
Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament 3/14/2018 IP-O R2 Kentucky WB Arkansas State RW Neg
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX q CR Washington MH Dowling TM Neg Neg on a 3-0
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX r5 Dowling TM IC West SE Aff
Iowa Forensic League State Tournament 3/1/2018 CX r2 CR Washington MH Dowling WH Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R7 Cypress Bay GS Westminster SB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R4 North Star Academy CPHS YD Westminster FP Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R3 Thomas Kelly CA North Star Academy CPHS BF Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R2 Solorio CC Edina ZK Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/15/2017 CX R1 Highland Park Senior KS Rowland Hall-St Mark BY Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R6 Lane Tech ZS Niles West CB Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R5 Niles West BF Lincoln East GL Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R4 Niles West CW Lane Tech MC Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R3 Edina KQ Sioux Falls Lincoln NR Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R1 Solorio CC Wayzata SH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R5 Cedar Rapids Washington ST Lane Tech GP Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R4 Dowling Catholic TM McDowell FK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/18/2017 VCX R1 RTC Medical Prep AR Albuquerque AW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R7 Walter Payton CP LA Niles West BC Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R6 Okemos SZ Jones CP DT Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 VCX R5 Northside CP HL Maine East LB Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R4 New Trier RR Glenbrook South JM Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R3 Cathedral Prep OS Glenbrook North LS Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R2 Westminster YL Niles North AV Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 11/1/2017 NCX R1 Chicago Lab MA Glenbrook North BS Neg
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R4 Derby GH South HS - Minneapolis PF Aff
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R2 Cedar Rapids Washington ST Kapaun Mount Carmel ED Aff
Valley Mid America Cup 9/23/2017 Pol R1 Niles West NY South HS - Minneapolis NN Neg
Washburn Rural Invitational 9/15/2017 VDB8 Var 2 Kapaun Mount Carmel RN Olathe Northwest CC Aff
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/24/2017 JVCX R6 Glenbrook North DK Barstow BN Neg
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/24/2017 JVCX R4 Glenbrook North DN Barstow PL Aff
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/24/2017 JVCX R3 South HS - Minneapolis SF Barstow CP Neg
Great Midwestern Novice and JV Debate Championships 3/24/2017 JVCX R2 Glenbrook North JJ West Des Moines Valley SB Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 CX R7 Westminster MF Glenbrook South KV Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 CX R6 West DM Valley SB Rosemount Su Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 CX R5 Thomas Jefferson HSST KV West DM Valley WS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 CX R4 Greenhill MK Lexington TW Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 CX R3 Glenbrook South SM Pine Crest Preparatory JJ Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates hosted by Blake 12/16/2016 CX R1 Bloomington Jefferson WV St. Mark's School of Texas WW Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R6 Garfield RS Perry BK Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R5 New Trier SY Pace MK Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R4 Phoenix Military HJ Cedar Rapids Washington MM Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R3 Georgetown Day BS Montgomery Bell KR Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R2 Westwood SC Desert Vista QG Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R1 Pine Crest Preparatory CJ St. Vincent De Paul CB Aff
The Milo Cup at Millard North 2/19/2016 OCX R1 Lincoln East Debate CS Lincoln WN Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum 1/2/2016 SBF Round Peninsula TW Blake NW Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R7 West Bloomfield AN Lexington ZL Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R4 Glenbrook North FK Ransom Everglades FG Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R3 Johns Creek BT Blake NW Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 10/28/2015 VCX R1 Johns Creek LD Niles North CM Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R7 Walter Payton CP BC Ransom Everglades CF Neg
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R5 Mona Shores JT University Prep MW Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 NCX R4 Chicago Lab Schools MM Niles North AS Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R3 Wayzata GA Lane Tech College Prep H.S. MP Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R2 McDonogh NS Whitney M. Young Magnet MR Aff
University of Michigan HS Tournament 11/5/2014 VCX R1 Pine Crest CB Stuyvesant YG Neg