D'Angelo Oberto-Besso Paradigm

Last changed 4/27 2:56P GMT

dobertobesso@gmail.com (please add me to the email chain and email me if you have questions). When you start speaking, I will be flowing. There's no need to ask if I'm ready. If I am out of the room, send the doc and I'll be there shortly.

Niles North High School 2011-2015. University of Iowa 2015-present.

Debate is a game. It can be more than a game, too. I think fun is an impact. I do recognize risk-taking and reward it accordingly. A 2NR with either a DA or impact turn and case gets higher speaker points from me because case debate has fallen off.

Impact calculus is the way to get my ballot. It doesn't matter what kind of impact you have - putting it in a conversation with the other team's impact is necessary. I haven't heard the terms "timeframe," "magnitude," or "probability" in rebuttals for a long time - do that and I will give you higher speaker points. Make sure your impact turns the other team's impact. Seriously, do some impact calc.

Specific things:

If the neg says "the status quo is always an option," I will kick the CP in the 2NR if I think it's worse than the SQ. Aff should explicitly start this debate in the 2AC/1AR.

I like some K's on the Neg. Most are obnoxious, though. A lot of people lose the K in front of me because they go for "tricks" without a real explanation or impact. Bold 2ARs that impact turn and go hard on Alt Fails are fun.

T (not framework) is hit or miss for me. I don't like sifting through legal jargon at the end of the round - it's your job to have a. impacts b. a caselist c. a TVA that is clearly different than the Aff.

Love DA's. Generally a 1% risk kind of judge, but that can change.

FRAMEWORK

I judge a lot of "clash" debates. Try to be creative - these debates can be incredibly boring.

Still not sure which approach is better on the Aff - try to mitigate a lot of Neg defense and win a small risk of the Aff, or just impact turn everything. As of now, I like the former approach. Be reasonable, have some good defense of your Aff on this topic, and call the other team out for having silly impacts.

Neg just wins on better models of debate or fairness tricks. You can win without a TVA.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 CX R6 Minneapolis South SC Glenbrook North NR Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 CX R4 Greenhill EA McQueen RR Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 CX R2 Glenbrook North KJ Little Rock Central LG Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 PF Semis Marist SV Blake GJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R6 Newark Science AS Caddo Magnet KL Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R4 Glenbrook South GS Sonoma HN Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/13/2019 POL R2 Iowa City CW Casady HW Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy Quarte Glenbrook North Nagar & Reznik Whitney Young O'Malley & Margolin Aff Aff on a 2-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy Octo Glenbrook North D'Agaro & Farber New Trier Altman & Kim Neg Neg on a 2-1
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 5 New Trier Ewing & Kadin Oak Park and River Forest Griffith & Shafiro Aff
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 4 Solorio Garcia & Mendez Whitney Young Tarasul & Mitchell Neg Neg on a 2-0
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 3 Whitney Young Jacob & Mazets Glenbrook South Baime & Valiaveedu Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 2 Niles West Firozabadi & Bender Glenbrook North D'Agaro & Farber Neg
IHSA State Debate Championship 3/14/2019 Policy 1 Walter Payton Vanderslice & Konow Northside Larson & Sparks Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX Octo GleNor BM NewTri HM Aff Aff on a 3-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX R4 NewTri SQ NorCol DW Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX R3 GleNor CK LanTec TW Neg
Illinois Debate Coaches Association Novice JV Championship 3/8/2019 JVCX R2 GleSou AC Solori GM Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 CX R4 Glenbrook South Roberts & Leipzig Glenbrook North Nagar & Reznik Neg Neg on a 3-0
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 CX R2 Glenbrook North Jacobs & Karteczka Glenbrook South Kosack & Heublein Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/2/2019 CX R1 Glenbrook South Goldberg & Scott Northside Larson & Sparks Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R6 Harvard-Westlake DN Glenbrook South KS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R4 Riverwood CL Glenbrook North DF Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R3 Desert Vista LG Caddo Magnet MR Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R2 Glenbrook South BR North Star Academy CPHS DT Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/25/2019 PEL R1 Bronx HS Of Science CR Notre Dame AK Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX 16 Northside College Prep OP Lane Tech CG Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX 32 New Trier JM West Des Moines Valley CK Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R6 Minneapolis Washburn BJ Glenbrook North NR Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R5 Lane Tech CG New Trier GL Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R4 Wayzata PY Lane Tech JP Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R3 Maine East SS Walter Payton CP HP Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R2 West Des Moines Valley CK Glenbrook North BaCh Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/7/2018 CX R1 Northside College Prep LS New Trier PW Aff
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX Octos Montgomery Bell BH Glenbrook South GS Neg Aff on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX Double Maine East SS Glenbrook South KS Neg Neg on a 2-1
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Paideia HT Glenbrook North BC Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Glenbrook South DS New Trier LR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 Lane Tech CG New Trier AK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R3 H.H. Dow SW Iowa City CW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R2 Glenbrook North PT Lane Tech GK Aff
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX F Barstow FS Univ Of Chicago Lab LP Aff Aff on a 2-1
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX S Barstow FS Wayzata HR Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX Q Univ Of Chicago Lab LP Wayzata LN Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX O Shawnee Mission East BS Marquette Univ MT Aff Neg on a 2-1
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX R6 Blue Valley West ST Barstow TD Aff
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX R5 Wayzata LN Univ Of Chicago Lab LP Neg
The Iowa Caucus 10/19/2018 VCX R4 Barstow BN Shawnee Mission East RU Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open Double North Broward Prep MR Pine Crest Prep CD Aff Aff on a 3-0
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R5 Blue Valley Southwest PH Walter Payton CP HP Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R4 Glenbrook North CK Jones CP DC Aff
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R3 Solorio UG Evanston Twp CL Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R2 Glenbrook North BC South PF Neg
Trevian Invitational 10/6/2018 Open R1 Northside College Prep OP Jesuit CP MW Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Octas Maine East SS New Trier JW Neg Neg on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 2 Glenbrook South MB Maine East SS Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/7/2018 POL Rd 1 Glenbrook North KS Jones CP DC Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 CX R4 North Star Academy BY Blue Valley Southwest KL Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 CX R2 Chattahoochee JN College Prep MC Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL DO Harker HO Chattahoochee AP Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R5 Pine Crest Prep CD Johns Creek DS Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship 4/14/2018 POL R2 Berkeley Prep KW Harker HO Neg
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX Octos Glenbrook North DJ Niles West GS Aff Neg on a 2-1
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R5 Whitney Young PW New Trier JM Neg
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R4 New Trier GL Maine East SM Aff Aff on a 2-0
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R3 Glenbrook North FF Niles West BB Neg
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R2 Whitney Young JT Glenbrook North KR Neg
IHSA Policy Division 3/16/2018 CX R1 New Trier AK Glenbrook North KP Aff Aff on a 2-0
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX Octas NilWes SK GleSou BF Neg Aff on a 2-1
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R5 GleSou HK Homewo BW Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R4 GleNor JN GleSou BF Aff
Illinois Debate Coaches Association JV Novice State Championshi 3/9/2018 JVCX R3 EvaTwp LS NilWes WL Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/3/2018 CX R4 Glenbrook North KR Niles West BB Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/3/2018 CX R2 Northside College Prep OP Glenbrook South BY Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/3/2018 CX R1 New Trier HR Solorio CC Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R6 Chattahoochee AP Pittsburgh Central Catholic DW Aff
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R5 Woodward SP Montgomery Bell BJ Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R4 Blue Valley Southwest HH Greenhill EG Neg
Billy Tate Southern Bell Forum MBA 1/6/2018 SBF R1 Greenhill AK Blue Valley Southwest LK Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX 16 Greenhill WK Millard North KC Aff Aff on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX 32 Greenhill AL Wayzata SH Neg Neg on a 3-0
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R5 Iowa City West ES Wylie E. Groves BM Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R4 Iowa City West TK Greenhill WuKw Aff
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R3 Glenbrook North PR New Trier TX Neg
The Paradigm at Dowling Catholic 12/8/2017 CX R2 South HS - Minneapolis MS Glenbrook North CL Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R5 New Trier CP Liberal Arts and Science IJ Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R4 Niles West KW Harker BL Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 HD R3 Rowland Hall-St Mark CD Jesuit CP HN Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Semis Northside CP KS New Trier EK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Qtrs Northside CP HM Glenbrook North KR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Octas Walter Payton CP PW Rosemount SH Neg Neg on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Dbls New Trier GL Chicago Lab LP Neg Neg on a 2-1
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 6 Whitney Young RP Homewood-Flossmoor BK Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 5 Northside CP KS New Trier WX Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 4 New Trier AK Glenbrook North JK Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 3 Rosemount SF Northside CP BK Neg
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 2 Northside CP HZ Glenbrook South YS Aff
Niles Township Invitational 9/8/2017 POL Rd 1 Evanston Twp HR Glenbrook North JO Neg
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 CX R3 1002 1016 Aff
Northern Illinois District Tournament 3/4/2017 CX R1 1011 1004 Neg
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR5 Northside HZ Niles West SM Aff
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR3 Von Steuben IV Lincoln Park BH Neg
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR2 Whitney M. Young Magnet MW Lincoln Park HL Aff
RCC T3 12/2/2016 VCX VR1 Niles West SN Northside CL Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R7 Berkeley Prep ES Thomas Jefferson ST Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R6 Wayzata JM St. Vincent De Paul HP Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R5 Notre Dame PU Millard North KP Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R4 St. Vincent De Paul CB Pine Crest Preparatory TV Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R3 Munster WD Greenhill MK Neg
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R2 Montgomery Bell KR Head Royce CD Aff
2016 Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament 11/19/2016 VCX R1 Ashland RS Barstow FF Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX Double Montgomery Bell BH Whitney M. Young Magnet RJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R6 Wylie E. Groves LW Cathedral Preparatory HK Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R4 Woodward BP Johns Creek LD Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R3 Woodward HP Montgomery Bell CJ Neg
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R2 Woodward KP Montgomery Bell ZC Aff
Ohio Valley Invitational 12/5/2015 VCX R1 Montgomery Bell GZ Johns Creek MoLa Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R6 Homewood-Flossmoor HL Niles West GG Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R5 Lindblom Math & Science TH Maine East H.S. PS Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R3 Pine Crest Preparatory VJ Millard North HK Neg
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R2 Alpharetta WC Oak Park and River Forest AJ Aff
The Glenbrooks 11/21/2015 VCX R1 Barstow PD Alpharetta GK Neg