David Kingston Paradigm

Last changed 2/26 4:10P CDT

Put me on the email chain: david.kingston@gmail.com --- Makes life easier.

Hi, I'm Dave.

I debated 4 years in High School in Albuquerque, NM. I graduated in 1989.
I also debated for 4 years in College at Arizona State and transferred to UMKC. I won CEDA Nationals and graduated in 1994.
After that, I was a grad assistant at the University of North Texas and coached debate for 2 years.
and then got married and took my wife's last name changing mine from Genco to Kingston.
and then was a grad assistant at KU for a couple of years.
and then was the Assistant Director at UMKC until 2000.
From 1994 until 2000 I taught at a bunch of camps.
I've helped out several college teams here and there for the last 5-6 years.
I am currently cutting cards and coaching Blue Valley Northwest on the high school topic.

If you have any questions ask.

TL/DR: I really don't have a preference for what you do in a debate round. I've judged a ton of them over the years. I suggest you do something that you do well.

K: Everyone wants to know if I'm ok with "the K" or "the criticism" or a "performance". Sure. That sounds good to me. I understand those types of arguments. I've become more up to date with some high theory and race/structural Ks. You do you. I don't hold them against you.

CP: You don't have to answer the aff if the Counterplan solves all of the aff and you should point out what disads/turns are net benefits to the counterplans. I do not default to judge kick. I default to you're stuck with what you go for unless you make some argument about it. If you make an argument about the counterplan being condo, then you have to kick it unless you make judge kick args.

DA: They're good. Uniqueness, link or impact defense, and foundational warrant comparison are all good ways to help resolve things. Please don't read generic impact stuff that doesn't take the context of the round into account. It helps my decision and comments if you differentiate your warrants or find ways to compare your link to the turn or vise versa. Do I believe in zero risk? Kinda. Dropped args are probably zero risk. But I default to the arguments made about risk. Generally though, I default to some risk on a contested debate unless the resolution of the arguments is made very clear (Uniqueness goes the wrong direction, dropped args with some analysis, deeper warrants etc.)

T: If you have a good interp you can defend and can do standard debating well, I'm willing to hear the debate.

K Affs: I have been more in touch with this style of debate in recent years. I'm pretty neutral in FW debates. If you're aff vs FW, isolate a couple pieces of offense and you should be all right.

Theory: I don't care about how many or what kind of condo if you can defend it.

Round Comments:

I try to stay neutral in my judging and vote on things said in the round, not things that I make up about things you say. I'll make things up if that's the only way to resolve stuff, but I never feel good about it. Don't make me feel bad, plz.

I don't care how fast you go as long as you don't have mush mouth and I can understand it.

I try not to be a jerk about prep time, please don't be a jerk about it either. That being said, we do have to have a debate and it does have to finish on time, so don't steal prep.

Also, don't clip cards. I read along in the speech doc.

Don't flash docs that contain a ton of cards you're never going to read, and don't mess with the speech docs (remove navigation, purposefully try to avoid sharing, or do other random crap that is borderline cheating). The other team gets to see everything you read, and vice versa.

None of that doesn't mean that you can expect me to ignore arguments that aren't in a speech doc. If it was said, it's an argument. You should FLOW.

I don't like posturing between speeches and during CX in debates. If you have comments to make about the way the other team is debating or the arguments they choose, then you should make them as an argument in a speech.

Speaker Points: I'm trying to achieve more clarity about how I assign speaker points. This should give you a good idea about what I'm thinking when I assign them. This is a bit of an upward departure from points I have given in the past. Basically, I'm looking at points as a consideration of whether or not I think the debating you did was of elim rounds quality or that your performance was worthy of putting you on track to win a speaker award. I have my standards, but my points will probably end up being .2 or so higher than I have given in the past.

Bonus speaker points if you find a way to win that doesn't assume you win all of your arguments.

Have fun and Good Luck!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX Finals Blue Valley Southwest HP Iowa City CW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX Octos Shawnee Mission East WR Maine East SS Neg Neg on a 2-1
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R6 Glenbrook South RH Wichita East YN Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R5 Glenbrook South AZ Iowa City CM Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R4 Oak Park and River Forest KR Barstow GA Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R3 Shawnee Mission East WR Maine East VB Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R2 Glenbrook North KS Barstow EW Aff
Kanellis Invitational 2/21/2020 VCX R1 Barstow MT Washburn Rural DJ Aff
Three Trails District Tournament 12/13/2019 CX R1 103 104 Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R5 Lansing Zimmerman & Woodcock Shawnee Mission East Winden & Sufi Neg Aff on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R4 Piper Rice & Flory Blue Valley Southwest Pieropan & Helixon Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R3 Lansing Dawson & Atkins Mill Valley Babcock & Botkin Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R2 Blue Valley Southwest Sathish & Swanson Blue Valley West Mehta & Das Aff Neg on a 2-1
KCKSNCFL Policy 12/6/2019 Var R1 Mill Valley Smith & White Shawnee Mission East Lahovary & Henry Neg Neg on a 2-1
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R7 Rowland Hall BP West Des Moines Valley KK Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R6 Rowland Hall CT Notre Dame AS Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R5 Gulliver Prep VC Okemos LZ Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R4 Univ Of Chicago Lab KN Mamaroneck KR Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R3 Wooster VS Minneapolis Washburn JK Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R2 Wooster WS Dowling Catholic SS Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/23/2019 VCX R1 West Des Moines Valley LD Meadows HW Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI Qtrs Shawnee Mission East Sufi Blue Valley Southwest Ziegelman Neg Neg on a 3-0
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R6 Lawrence Free State Brandenburger & Raney Shawnee Mission South Smith & Shaw Aff
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 JV R4 Blue Valley Southwest Cranor & Sandhu Piper Alvarez & Church Aff
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R3 Lawrence Free State Huffman & Basore Lansing Sr Atkins & Dawson Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 JV R2 Lansing Sr Hawk & Romine Shawnee Mission West Worthington & Qiang Neg
Aaron Thomas Memorial Invitational at Mill Valley 11/15/2019 DCI R1 Shawnee Mission East Huntley & Yi Casady Wolfe & Naidu Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI Semis Blue Valley North Kelsie Fisher & Anushka Valsan Barstow Noah Waldman & Meghana Lakkireddy Neg Aff on a 2-1
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI Quarte Barstow Noah Waldman & Meghana Lakkireddy Mill Valley Adam White & Tanner Smith Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 Nov Quarte Washburn Rural Gabe Bradbury & Olivia Medrano Blue Valley North Katherine Koplik & Lizzie Place Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI Double Maize Jeannine Lopez & Brynnalese Nelson Lawrence Free State Aiden Basore & Timothy Huffman Neg Neg on a 3-0
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R6 Wichita East Aryan Waghmode & Adam Foster Lawrence Free State Ethan Harris & Jack Bellemere Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R5 Liberty Lily Baughman & Katie Baughman Lawrence Free State Shreya Bhakta & Karsen Ponzer Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R4 Greenwood Laboratory Oliver Grace & Jessica Parrish Maize Jeannine Lopez & Brynnalese Nelson Aff
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R3 Wichita East Wael Yessin & Bao Nguyen Topeka Irene Caracioni & Maddie Jacques Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R2 Andover Central Olivia Lara & Aditi Kiragi Blue Valley North Aarthi Toniappa & Selin Ulusarac Neg
KCKCC DCI TOC Policy Qualifier 11/1/2019 DCI R1 Lawrence Free State Simon Ruland & Audri Gutierrez Maize Jason Liang-Lin & Connor Mitchell Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX Q Iowa City West DS Barstow BM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX O SF Roosevelt LT Dowling Catholic WP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX R5 Highland Park Senior BM West Des Moines Valley SD Neg
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX R4 Homestead PW Highland Park Senior GJ Aff
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX R3 Iowa City CW SF Roosevelt LT Aff
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX R2 Edina LO Topeka BJ Aff
Iowa Caucus Debates 10/25/2019 VCX R1 La Crosse Central TB Edina SA Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX Quarte Reagan BA Notre Dame AK Aff Aff on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX Octas Crossings Christian CS Lansing Sr AD Neg Neg on a 2-1
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX Partia Wichita East GR Reagan EL Aff Aff on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R6 Eisenhower HJ Topeka CC Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R5 Mill Valley BB Little Rock Central RC Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R4 Notre Dame DT Washburn Rural DJ Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R3 Mill Valley BS Lansing Sr SS Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R2 Bentonville West DR Little Rock Central TL Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/12/2019 VCX R1 Lawrence Free State HB Crossings Christian CS Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var Semis Washburn Rural KP Eisenhower HJ Aff Aff on a 3-0
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var Octos Lansing ZW Blue Valley North FV Neg Neg on a 3-0
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R6 Lansing ZW Lawrence Free State RM Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R5 Andover Central KL Newton MH Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R4 Lansing KS Blue Valley West Jaguars AW Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R3 Lansing SS Shawnee Mission East HY Neg
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R2 Lawrence Free State BH Topeka BJ Aff
Blue Valley Southwest 9/27/2019 Var R1 Mill Valley AS Lawrence Free State BB Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol Semis Homestead MW Minneapolis South KC Aff Neg on a 2-1
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol Octos Minneapolis South KC Dowling Catholic HW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R6 Minneapolis South KC Edina LO Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R5 Homestead MW Rosemount Sr PS Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R4 Star City Nebraska AS Eagan AM Aff
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R3 Iowa City CM Niles West DS Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R2 Iowa City West CL Niles West BB Neg
Mid America Cup 9/21/2019 Pol R1 Highland Park Senior GK Edina AB Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL Octos HFBRMS AB HFBRMS MG Aff Aff on a 3-0
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL Double HFBRMS HP HJLPPW HM Neg Neg on a 2-1
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R4 HFBRMS AB Classic ABZ MW Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R4 FFPSVZ RW HMMK YR Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R3 Classic EGW BB CCMWP JS Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R3 HFBRMS HP Classic RW LL Aff
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R2 CCMWP RG HJLPPW BM Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R2 HMMK SS CCMWP AB Neg
Michigan Summer Institutes 7/30/2019 POL R1 K-Lab SF CCMWP FU Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R6 North Broward Prep MR Northside OP Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R5 Lexington BY St. Mark's School of Texas YS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R4 Meadows NS St. Mark's School of Texas SV Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R3 Casady HW Little Rock Central GL Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R2 Alief Taylor GB Lexington LiLi Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R1 Sonoma HN Lexington HT Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA OFs 18C Wichita East 12C Free State Aff Aff on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA DOFs 2D Lawrence 12A Free State Neg Neg on a 3-0
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R5 15D Washburn Rural 12D Free State Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R4 6A Dodge City 7C Garden City Neg
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R2 9B Manhattan 8D Olathe West Aff
KSHSAA 2 Person Debate Tournament 1/11/2019 KSHSA R1 1C SM East 2B Lawrence Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV SFs Derby JL Lawrence BD Neg Aff on a 2-1
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R4 Wichita East HS Blue Valley North TF Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R3 Kapaun Mount Carmel SR Hutchinson MW Aff
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R2 Garden City VS Goddard OW Neg
Kansas Championship Series 1/4/2019 NOV R1 Shawnee Mission East BB Goddard MY Aff
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R5 Notre Dame DN H.H. Dow RW Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R4 Wichita East TY Solorio CC Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R3 Solorio MG Wichita East NH Neg
Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/17/2018 VCX R2 Blue Valley Southwest LS Solorio MV Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R4 Blue Valley Southwest Shi & Wu Blue Valley North Chavali & Indiveri Aff
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R3 Blue Valley Southwest Patel & Krewson Lawrence Free State Wilkus & Marshall Neg
Shawnee Mission East 11/9/2018 DCI R2 Blue Valley West Ahmed & Bagga Washburn Rural Crater & Maru Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI Double Blue Valley North Ellie Anderson & Chris Lucas SMNW Noah Gruman & Alex Marvine Aff Aff on a 3-0
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R6 Blue Valley North Ellie Anderson & Chris Lucas Wichita East Madeline Halabi & Quan Nguyen Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R5 Blue Valley West Seena Saiedian & Vineet Tallavajhala Blue Valley North Kelsie Fisher & Anushka Valsan Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R4 Olathe North Aly Shirley & Reem Atallah Barstow Phoebe Brous & Rishi Malay Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R3 Wichita East Maitri Ajmera & Aryan Waghmode Blue Valley North Max Indiveri & Lakshetha Premanand Neg
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R2 Kapaun Mount Carmel Catherine Magana & Vanessa Nguyen Lawrence Free State Zach Hill & Jack Bellemere Aff
KCKCC TOC DCI Qualifier 11/2/2018 DCI R1 SMNW Noah Gruman & Alex Marvine Lawrence Free State Timothy Huffman & Gwendolyn Elo Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX Octas Moore SN Blue Valley North CM Neg Neg on a 3-0
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R6 Jenks BZ Wichita East TY Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R5 Andover Central BL Fayetteville FM Neg
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R4 Lansing Sr BD Union HW Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R3 Lansing Sr CA Barstow EW Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R2 Wichita East QS Little Rock Central KA Aff
JW Patterson Invitational 10/20/2018 VCX R1 Lansing Sr ZW Hennessey DV Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 PD R4 St. Mark's School of Texas SY Coppell DR Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 PD R1 Greenhill KT Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart AD Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R4 Edina DA Niles North HC Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R3 Northside College Prep CW Walter Payton CP VK Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R1 Lawrence Free State GH Lansing Sr WZ Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 Octos LawFre GH SME AW Aff Aff on a 3-0
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R6 LanSr ZW LawFre SV Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R5 BVW MM BVN CI Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R4 WaRu KS LawFre HW Aff
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R3 LawFre WB Maize MP Neg
Blue Valley Southwest Invitational 9/28/2018 R2 AndCen CK LawFre YL Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R4 Caddo Magnet KL McQueen RR Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R1 Presentation AR Johns Creek DS Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA DOFs 21B 2C Aff Aff on a 3-0
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R5 23A 4B Neg
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R4 3B 18C Neg
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R2 9D 4A Aff
KSHSAA 6A 2 Speaker Shadow Tab 2018 1/12/2018 KSHSA R1 7A 5B Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP OFs Free State WiHu Olathe North BK Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R5 Lansing DK Olathe South RH Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R4 Blue Valley WZ Olathe South BT Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R3 Olathe West PK BV West AS Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOV R2 Salina South MD Olathe South ZB Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 2018 1/5/2018 NOVOP R1 Junction City PW SM East RU Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov Quarte Sumner Jaleon Brown & Neymara Freeman Washburn Rural Tanisha Maru & Austin Rea Neg Neg on a 2-1
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 DCI 5 Blue Valley North Vamsi Chavali & Avanyish Toniappa Eisenhower Jaden Brown & Carl Jacobson Aff
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov R2 Sumner Jaleon Brown & Neymara Freeman Blue Valley Southwest Kristina Wu & Owen Li Neg
KCKCC TOC Qualifier 11/3/2017 Nov R1 Little Rock Central Nicole Doris & Joelle Fahoum Blue Valley West Rayyan Abid & Abihith Kothapalli Aff
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 KDC Quarte Indepe RS ElDor DD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R6 Lawrence Kimura & Petrovic Olathe North Gupta & Shirley Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R5 Wichita East Ajmera & Shah Topeka Caracioni & Jacques Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R4 Maize Mitchell & Wolgast Eisenhower Stiffler & Hartter Neg
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R3 Andover Ashraf & Eaton Trinity Koster & Payne Aff
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R2 Eisenhower Brown & Jacobson Blue Valley West Fortune & Verma Aff
Panther Debate Tournament 10/27/2017 DCI R1 Topeka Reed & Hatesohl Olathe North Dai & Minocha Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PD R5 Westwood GN Brophy CP GS Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 PD R1 Hebron KN Crosby MJ Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV QFs Shawnee Mission East AW Shawnee Mission Northwest GM Neg Neg on a 2-1
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R5 Buhler KS Campus SS Aff
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R4 Dodge City BH Blue Valley AK Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R3 St Thomas Aquinas NO Dodge City HF Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOVOP R2 Buhler TE Hayden Catholic FD Neg
The Sunflower Invitational 1/6/2017 NOV R1 Blue Valley PV Washburn Rural KP Neg