Jason Sigalos Paradigm

Last changed 16 September 2016 2:45 PM GMT

 

Hello - I debated for Emory for four years and just graduated.  I have some biases but will try to not let them affect me during the debate.  I also don't read speech docs during the round unless a certain card becomes a huge deal in c/x.  Below is my speaker point scale - I will try to reference this to avoid inconsistent point distribution throughout the year/at any given tournament.

Below 27.5: The speaker has demonstrated a lack of  basic communication. 

27.5-27.9: The speaker demonstrates basic debate competency and argumentation skills. Some areas need substantial improvement.

28.0-28.4: The speaker demonstrates basic argumentation skills and a good grasp on the issues of importance in the debate. Usually shows 1-2 moments of strong strategic insight or macro-level debate vision, but not consistently. 

28.5-28.9: Very solid argumentative skills, grasps the important issues in the debate, demonstrates consistent strategic insight.

29-29.5: Remarkable argumentative skills, understands and synthesizes the key issues in the debate, outstanding use of cross-ex and/or humor.

29.6-29.9: The speaker stands out as exceptionally skilled in all of the above areas. 

I think vagueness is going to be an interesting argument on this topic - I would encourage teams to specify as much as their solvency advocate does to encourage good debates and interesting neg strategies

Counterplans: I think CPs must be both functionally and textually competitive. I think process, consult, and agent counterplans are bad for debate/not competitive

Disadvantages: The link controls the direction of the disadvantage. If the disad turns and outweighs the case, but has no link, I won’t vote for it. Absolute defense is possible.  All of this equally applies for aff advantages

Critiques: Alts are important and not just a K prior question.  Negatives should explain what the alternative does and what it means to vote for the critique.  I can be persuaded to vote for any critique, as long as I understand it

I think that debate is a game that should revolve around a topical plan/action.  I am persuaded more by topicality arguments rather than framework arguments. Topicality is more along the lines of you have to defend the resolution/debating about the resolution is a good thing.  Fairness is an impact in and of itself-but the negative still has to explain why

Seven—Misc:

Presumption goes to less change, not necessarily the negative.

I am very willing to grant absolute defense, especially if I feel an argument is silly.

Smart analytics = good. You don’t need evidence to make an argument.

Evidence v. Debating—if an argument is conceded and explained (or if one team is out-debating another), I won’t look to evidence. If arguments are well contested (at the margins), evidence is very important to me. Better evidence > more evidence. Evidence > spin.

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Lv Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State C 2018-03-22 Open Octos UNLV GH Central Oklahoma HS Aff Aff 3-2
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State C 2018-03-22 Open Double Kentucky AN Southern California BL Aff Aff 3-2
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State C 2018-03-22 Open Round Northwestern CE Georgia AR Aff Aff 2-1
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State C 2018-03-22 Open Round Wake Forest MR Indiana AG Neg Neg 2-1
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State C 2018-03-22 Open Round Wichita State SW Dartmouth EM Neg Neg 2-1
72nd National Debate Tournament at Wichita State C 2018-03-22 Open Round Georgia RS Kentucky BT Neg Neg 3-0
GFCA State HS 2018-03-02 CX Quarte Chattahoochee Zach Adam & Suraj Peramanu Riverwood Saya Abney & Julia Dias Aff Aff 2-1
GFCA State MS 2018-03-02 CX R5 Pace Tyler Henderson & Ben Nottingham Henry W. Grady Daniel Wakefield & Assata Nkosi Aff
GFCA State HS 2018-03-02 CX R3 Westminster Sam Pavur & Rishi Manghat Chattahoochee David Hauser & Timmy Jeong Aff
Texas Open C 2018-02-03 TXO Octos Kentucky TB UC Berkeley FG Aff Aff 5-0
Texas Open C 2018-02-03 TXO Double Northwestern CE Harvard GS Aff Aff 3-2
Texas Open C 2018-02-03 TXO R6 UC Berkeley DW Harvard LZ Aff
Texas Open C 2018-02-03 TXO R5 Michigan State WJ Kansas BH Aff
Texas Open C 2018-02-03 TXO R3 Kansas BW Georgia State CC Aff
Texas Open C 2018-02-03 TXO R1 UC Berkeley FG Michigan JP Aff
Cal Swing 2 C 2018-01-07 Open R5 Georgetown GP Fresno State MS Aff
Cal Swing 2 C 2018-01-07 JVN R2 Indiana BL Nevada Las Vegas FT Neg
Cal Swing 2 C 2018-01-07 Open R1 George Mason HO Cornell ST Aff
Cal Swing 1 C 2018-01-03 Open R6 Harvard GS Indiana AG Aff
Cal Swing 1 C 2018-01-03 Open R4 George Mason HO Harvard RS Neg
Cal Swing 1 C 2018-01-03 Open R2 UC Berkeley JM Kansas MH Neg
Cal Swing 1 C 2018-01-03 Open R1 Nevada Las Vegas RW Harvard LZ Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University C 2017-11-11 SHIR QTRS Georgia AR Kentucky BT Neg Neg 4-1
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University C 2017-11-11 SHIR RD 8 Kentucky HR Missouri State HM Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University C 2017-11-11 SHIR RD 6 Baylor WW Kentucky BT Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University C 2017-11-11 SHIR RD 5 Dartmouth FT Georgia AR Aff
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest University C 2017-11-11 SHIR RD 4 Southern California RW Harvard BC Aff
Vanderbilt C 2017-10-13 JV Final CenFlo WU WaySta JM Neg Neg 2-1
Vanderbilt C 2017-10-13 JV Semis WaySta JM CenFlo OS Aff Aff 2-1
Vanderbilt C 2017-10-13 JV R5 CenFlo DT Georgi LY Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open FYF Michigan PJ Southern California RW Neg Neg 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open Qtr Kentucky BT Southern California BL Aff Aff 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open Oct Michigan State RW Northwestern CE Neg Neg 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open Double Michigan GW Dartmouth FT Neg Aff 2-1
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open R8 Harvard BC Missouri State HM Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open R7 Michigan SZ Wake Forest GK Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2017-09-27 Open R2 Kansas FO Southern California RW Neg
Georgia State C 2017-09-17 OPEN Octos Kentucky BT Kansas HW Aff Aff 2-1
Georgia State C 2017-09-17 JV Sem Florida AM Liberty MR Neg Aff 2-1
Georgia State C 2017-09-17 OPEN R8 Northwestern JW Dartmouth AA Aff
Georgia State C 2017-09-17 OPEN R7 Georgia MY Houston MP Aff
Georgia State C 2017-09-17 NOV R4 Central Florida RB Liberty CN Neg
Georgia State C 2017-09-17 OPEN R3 Georgetown GS Northwestern KO Neg
DDI HS 2017-08-01 cx R7 HK Katherine & Josue KM Reena & Mia Neg
DDI HS 2017-08-01 cx R6 HK Nay & Gaby KM Cristian & Emily Aff
DDI 2017-08-01 cx R4 HK Ria & Ana AS Sid & Miles Aff
DDI HS 2017-08-01 cx R3 HK Marie & Tamara KM Anthony & Kacie Aff
DDI HS 2017-08-01 cx R2 KM Dashiell & Tyler AS Het & Rohin Aff
DDI 2017-08-01 cx R1 AS Gabriel & Ethan HK Aaraj & Sj Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2017-04-29 CX R2 Glenbrook South SB College Prep KM Aff
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas C 2017-03-23 Open Round Harvard AM Kansas HW Neg Neg 3-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas C 2017-03-23 Open Round Michigan PK Dartmouth HF Aff Aff 3-0
71st National Debate Tournament at Kansas C 2017-03-23 Open Round Pittsburgh DL Northwestern LW Neg Neg 2-1
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX1 Finals Wayzata Liang & Sun Niles West Waters & Kim Aff Aff 5-0
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R6 Chicago Lab Schools Liao & Padhi Jesuit CP Madden & Weigman Aff
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R5 Jesuit CP Jackson & Tran Carrollton Agreda & De la Guardia Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R4 Montgomery Bell Bradford & Kalams Pace Henderson & Nottingham Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R3 Greenhill Charnes & Tathgir Rowland Hall-St Mark Young & Morris Neg
1st and 2nd Year National Championships at Woodward Academy HS 2017-03-17 CX2 R2 Wayzata He & Narayan Montgomery Bell Graham & Zeuthen Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championships MS 2017-03-03 CX R6 Pace HN Marist VA Aff
GFCA Varsity State Championships HS 2017-03-03 CX R5 Northview JK Alpharetta DD Aff
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern C 2017-02-04 Open DBLS Harvard GS Michigan DM Neg Neg 5-0
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern C 2017-02-04 Open RD 7 Dartmouth College MC George Mason KO Neg
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern C 2017-02-04 Open RD 6 Mary Washington CL James Madison LW Neg
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern C 2017-02-04 Open RD 5 Michigan DM Kansas FK Aff
Owen L Coon Memorial Debates at Northwestern C 2017-02-04 Open RD 3 Dartmouth College EX Minnesota KW Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL RBS Peninsula TW College Prep HR Aff Aff 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL PFB Kinkaid BR Montgomery Bell KR Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL ADW Marist AV Peninsula TW Neg Neg 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R3 Pine Crest Preparatory PR Harker JW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2017-01-27 PEL R1 Jesuit Prep LV Cypress Bay BK Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton C 2017-01-07 OPEN Octos UC Berkeley GW Kentucky BT Neg Neg 4-1
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton C 2017-01-07 OPEN Double Kansas BB UC Berkeley GW Neg Neg 3-0
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton C 2017-01-07 OPEN R6 Michigan DM UC Berkeley GW Neg
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton C 2017-01-07 OPEN R3 Wake Forest MM Michigan GW Aff
Kathryn Klassic Winter Debate Tournament at CSU Fullerton C 2017-01-07 OPEN R2 Minnesota AL Kentucky NA Aff
USC Alan Nichols Tournament C 2017-01-03 Var Dubs Southern California BS Kansas HW Neg Neg 3-0
USC Alan Nichols Tournament C 2017-01-03 Var R6 Kansas CB Harvard AM Neg
USC Alan Nichols Tournament C 2017-01-03 Var R3 Washington BP Texas BP Neg
USC Alan Nichols Tournament C 2017-01-03 Var R1 Harvard MT Southern California BS Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest C 2016-11-19 SHIR DBLS Northwestern JY Michigan State MW Neg Neg 5-0
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest C 2016-11-19 SHIR RD 8 Michigan State RG Georgia AR Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest C 2016-11-19 SHIR RD 7 Harvard BG James Madison LW Neg
Franklin R Shirley Classic at Wake Forest C 2016-11-19 SHIR RD 6 Michigan State MW Harvard GS Aff
Peach State Classic MS 2016-11-11 NCX R4 Riverwood SR Pace NW Aff
Peach State Classic HS 2016-11-11 VCX R3 Pace HN Chattahoochee JN Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University C 2016-10-29 Open QTRS Kansas BC Michigan GW Neg Aff 2-1
The Jesuit Gonzaga University C 2016-10-29 Open RD 3 Kansas BC Wake Forest DM Aff
The Jesuit Gonzaga University C 2016-10-29 Open RD 2 Dartmouth HA Minnesota AL Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2016-10-14 PD Quarte Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Montgomery Bell RK Neg Neg 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2016-10-14 PD Octas Meadows NB Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart BG Neg Neg 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2016-10-14 PD Double Kinkaid BR Niles West BG Aff Aff 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2016-10-14 PD R6 Meadows NB Liberal Arts and Science MV Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2016-10-14 PD R3 Pine Crest Preparatory PR Kapaun Mount Carmel PW Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2016-10-14 PD R1 Montgomery Bell BH Niles North BL Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2016-09-28 Open Oct Wake Forest AS Harvard GS Aff Aff 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2016-09-28 Open Double Kentucky AN Northwestern CE Neg Neg 3-0
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2016-09-28 Open R7 Kansas BC Northwestern JY Aff
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2016-09-28 Open R5 Dartmouth EX Northwestern BW Neg
JW Patterson Debates at Kentucky C 2016-09-28 Open R3 Northwestern CE Kansas FK Aff
Georgia State University C 2016-09-17 OPEN R8 Northwestern CE Kansas BC Aff
Georgia State University C 2016-09-17 OPEN R6 Harvard AM Georgia AR Neg
Georgia State University C 2016-09-17 OPEN R5 Georgia RS Wake Forest NW Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R7 Highland Park BD Little Rock Central WW Aff
Tournament of Champions HS 2016-04-30 CX R2 Skyline HL Milton FM Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL Quar New Trier BK St. Mark's School of Texas KP Neg Neg 3-0
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL Octos New Trier BK Little Rock Central WW Neg Aff 2-1
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R5 Glenbrook South SR Wayzata JM Aff
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R3 Niles North WM Niles West TB Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R2 Niles North CL New Trier DS Neg
National Debate Coaches Association National Championship HS 2016-04-09 POL R1 Niles North BB St. Mark's School of Texas KP Neg
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament HS 2016-02-10 RR R6 Glenbrook South RS Glenbrook North LM Aff Aff 2-0
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament HS 2016-02-10 RR R5 Niles West GG Maine East H.S. PS Aff
2016 Crestian Classic Policy Debate Tournament HS 2016-02-10 RR R4 Montgomery Bell RK Highland Park Senior BD Neg Neg 2-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL RBS Peninsula TW St. Mark's School of Texas KP Aff Aff 3-0
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL PFB Highland Park BD Edgemont Jr./Sr. JM Aff Aff 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL ADW Glenbrook South RS College Prep JM Neg Neg 2-1
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R5 Baltimore City YE La Costa Canyon YM Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R4 New Trier HS Baltimore City ID Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R3 Maine East H.S. PS Head Royce DF Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R2 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart GP Grapevine PS Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools HS 2016-01-29 PEL R1 Henry W. Grady CW Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart PC Neg
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R6 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's GL Greenhill WM Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R3 Peninsula TW Wayzata KS Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R2 Niles West SP Wayzata AJ Aff
John Edie Holiday Tournament Hosted by Blake HS 2015-12-18 CX R1 Glenbrook South RS Washburn HK Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R6 St. Mark's School of Texas GW Bellarmine CP AP Aff
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R5 Jesuit CP HL Meadows BN Neg
The Glenbrooks HS 2015-11-21 VCX R3 Niles North BB Kinkaid YB Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Finals Glenbrook North JT Little Rock Central WW Neg Neg 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Double Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart CP Niles West GG Neg Neg 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Notre Dame PC Austin SFA OE Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Loyola GT West Des Moines Valley HH Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Reagan XR Montgomery Bell GJ Neg
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Niles West GG Damien MP Aff
Heart of Texas Invitational HS 2015-10-16 PD Round Kinkaid RR Trinity Valley LL Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest HS 2015-09-04 Var R5 Seaholm EL Alpharetta VM Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest HS 2015-09-04 Var R4 Marist ES Portage Northern MS Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest HS 2015-09-04 Var R3 Niles West BS Berkeley Prep KN Aff
Policy Early Bird at Wake Forest HS 2015-09-04 Var R2 Broad Run NA Montgomery Bell CZ Aff
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR HS 2015-01-21 Pace R4 Wayzata McDonogh Neg Neg 2-0
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR HS 2015-01-21 Pace R3 Notre Dame Caddo Magnet Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 CX Octo Glenbrook North DK College Prep AG Aff Aff 2-1
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 CX R7 Reservoir SS Greenhill DJ Neg
Tournament of Champions HS 2014-04-26 CX R1 Iowa City West MY Dowling Catholic WZ Aff
Justin Wilson Debates Pace RR HS 2014-01-22 Pace R3 Glenbrook North Niles West Neg Neg 2-0
Tournament of Champions HS 2013-04-27 CX Round Bronx Science TM New Trier WW Aff