William Cheung Paradigm

Last changed 7/12 2:14P EDT

Here is my email for the email chain:

Williamc0402@gmail.com

Here is my short biography for you to know who I am:
Hi, my name is William. I am currently a doctoral student in the German department at NYU. I am familiar with a number of debate authors and have taken classes with and work with people like slavoj zizek, avital ronell, fred moten, etc.
As for debate experience, I used to debate for CUNY debate in college for 4 years, reading critical arguments in the Northeast. I won a handful of regional tournaments and broke at CEDA. I also coach for Brooklyn Technical High School (sometimes we sign up at Brooklyn Independent). I have been coaching there for 8 years and have had my debaters make it far in national tournaments as well as qualify for the TOC four times. Because I work with Brooklyn Tech (a UDL school), I am also connected to the NYCUDL.

Here is the start of my paradigm:
As everyone else says, rule of thumb: DO WHAT YOU’RE GOOD AT
Whether your go-to strat is to throw stuff at the wall and hope it sticks, a straight up disad/cp, or a one-off K; I will be more than happy to judge your round…
given that you:

1) Have a claim, warrant, and impact to every argument. It isn’t an argument absent these three elements, and I will have trouble/not be able to/want to adjudicate what you’ve said.
2) Make sure, on that note to properly explain your positions, don’t make an assumption that I know your DA scenario (perhaps fill me in on the internal work), or K jargon. Maybe i haven't judged that many rounds this topic and don't understand abbreviations right away - help me out.
3) Have comparative analysis of evidence, arguments, and preformative styles as it compares to your own and how I ought toprioritize impacts as it relates to your framing of the round.
4) Be Persuasive, it will go a long way to making me to sign my ballot your way if you can make the round enjoyable, touching, funny, etc – it will also help your speaks.
5) Write the ballot for me in your 2nr/2ar, tell me how you win. Take risks, and don’t go for everything. Make me think, “woah, cool, gonna vote on that” “What they said in the last rebuttal was exactly how I prioritized stuff too, judging is soooo easy [it's often not :(]"

As for some nitty gritty details:

1) I love a good K or performance debate but absent the four points above, I won’t “hack” for your position. For instance, saying racism bad without analysis towards your opponent’s position (warrant comparison) won’t get you very far in the debate. I will very often sympathize with you, as my personal debate career revolves around the K more than often, but I will NOT do the work for you.
2) I love smart, strategic CPs

3) I love absurd, creative arguments – unlike most judges (don’t get too carried away), I enjoy inventive and properly executed arguments whether they be freshly cut CPs like above, or criticisms that challenge debate structures. Reading poems, speaking babble, and “mirroring” your opponents etc, are things I will not immediately hate, just again, PROPERLY execute it. On that note, if you are a victim of some babbly criticism, please go for framework
4) Go for theory cheap shots in front of me, just do it persuasively. In-round abuse stories help, pre-empt your opponents final speech, and close the doors
5) Go for T in front of me – A good T debate that that includes a discussion on how the topic should be limited, what the value of a particular interp is, and how judges ought to evaluate an interpretation is something I find enjoyable. Just as always, be persuasive!
6) Have case debates – forcing your opponents to debate their case position with specific, smart arguments will always go a long way. Even if it is only defensive, mitigating offense will go a long way, and often throws people off balance. I find there to be a striking lack of case debate from my experience, and would be more than happy to judge more of it

Also, some other things:

1) I will default to competing interpretations and body counts unless alternative mechanisms of evaluating the round or alternative impacts are introduced and analyzed in opposition to bodies in a debate. For instance, I will presume nukes hurt, unless you tell me death isn’t an impact and why
2) I will avoid looking at evidence, unless there is a dispute over evidence in a round or a debater spins it as part of being persuasive
3) I am an open minded judge, and respect all “realms” of debate, though of course, I will always already have some bias, I will do my best to mitigate it.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Cal National Debate Institute 7/8/2019 CX 3-Qrts Yetis ScKa Arctic Foxes LL Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal National Debate Institute 7/8/2019 CX 3-Octo Yetis CW Yetis SS Aff Neg on a 2-1
Cal National Debate Institute 7/8/2019 CX R5 Harp Seals BM Arctic Foxes SS Aff
Cal National Debate Institute 7/8/2019 CX R3 Arctic Foxes BC Arctic Foxes LW Neg
Cal National Debate Institute 7/8/2019 CX R2 Yetis BP Gummi Bears KM Aff
Cal National Debate Institute 7/8/2019 CX R1 Yetis GG Arctic Foxes PR Aff
Northeast Regional Championship and D8 Qualifier GothamNYC 2/23/2019 Nov R5 United States Military LC NewSchool KP Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R5 Hoover SL Lexington ML Aff
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R4 Mamaroneck LE Lexington JP Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R3 Hawken SW Stuyvesant FC Neg
Yale Invitational 9/14/2018 CX R2 Mamaroneck MM Bronx HS Of Science MC Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 CX R6 Okemos RR Chattahoochee JN Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 NCX R5 Georgetown Day BS Mamaroneck HF Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R4 Lexington WM Mamaroneck SK Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R3 Lexington BA Mamaroneck SL Aff
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R2 Success Academy Manhattan BR Lexington CH Neg
Westchester Classic at Lakeland High School 3/1/2018 VCX R1 North Star Academy CPHS BF Lexington HZ Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD Octafi Chattahoochee JN Stuyvesant SD Neg Neg on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD Double Lexington JR Walter Payton CP WW Aff Aff on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R7 Georgetown Day FG North Star BF Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R6 Evanston Township LC Georgetown Day BB Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R5 McDowell FK Dr Izquierdo Health and Science Charter PR Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R3 Evanston Township MJ Lexington JR Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 VPD R2 Stuyvesant SD Chattahoochee JN Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R5 Mamaroneck SR Thomas Jefferson AK Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R4 Bronx Science ST Woodgrove SC Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 CX R3 Lexington TK McDowell FK Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 JVCX R1 Stone Bridge ZK Oakton YN Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R5 Baltimore City LP St. Andrew's Episcopal JL Aff
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R4 Alpharetta HS SD Grapevine MW Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R3 Maine East BL North Broward Prep MR Neg
Barkley Forum for High Schools 1/26/2018 PEL R1 Chattahoochee JN USN BK Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R6 North Star Academy CPHS YD Mamaroneck ME Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/13/2017 CX R3 Isidore Newman AL Baltimore City SR Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R7 Salt Lake City West AB Kapaun Mount Carmel PW Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R4 Lexington LG North Star Academy CP SB Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R2 Stuyvesant CH Lexington JR Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/29/2017 CX R1 Cabot BS Stuyvesant SD Neg
New York City Round Robin 2/25/2017 RR R5 Baltimore City College EY Skyline (Oakland, CA) AH Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD Quarte Stuyvesant SD Baltimore City College EY Neg Neg on a 3-0
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD Octafi Stuyvesant SD Calhoun BK Aff Aff on a 3-0
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R7 Airline WW Strath Haven PZ Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R6 Lexington LG Little Rock Central JJ Aff
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R4 Loyola Blakefield PS Evanston RH Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R3 Trinity Valley LL Evanston MF Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R2 McDowell FS Hunter College CS Neg
43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/18/2017 VPD R1 Calhoun BK Baltimore City College EY Neg
2017 Harvard Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR R6 Whitney M. Young Magnet OR Iowa City West KT Aff
2017 Harvard Round Robin 2/16/2017 CX RR R5 Calhoun KB Walter Payton Prep SW Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX Octos S. Eugene H. S. LS Traverse City Central FM Aff Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R6 George Washington CO AC Morrison CS Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R4 Camas LL North Broward Preparatory MR Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R3 Stuyvesant YW Lexington ZK Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/14/2016 CX R1 Traverse City Central FM North Star Academy CP ID Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/7/2016 JV R6 NewYor LR Libert HR Neg
West Point Debate Tournament 10/7/2016 Open R4 BosCol PK NewYor BK Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/7/2016 Novice R3 NewYor CS Bingha DB Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/7/2016 Novice R2 GeoMas HK JamMad WQ Aff
West Point Debate Tournament 10/7/2016 JV R1 Bingha CL WesVir AB Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 LD R7 Peninsula IG Liberty Christian BS Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 CX R5 Millard North SB Reagan RX Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 CX R4 St. Vincent De Paul HM Interlake GJ Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/30/2016 LD R3 Dulles NB Scarsdale ZE Aff
New York City UDL State Tournament 3/19/2016 VPF R5 Institute for Collaborative Education WF Maspeth UP Aff
New York City UDL State Tournament 3/19/2016 VPF R5 Institute for Collaborative Education HW HS of American Studies KS Aff
New York City UDL State Tournament 3/19/2016 VCX R2 Lakeland KS Edgemont JM Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX Octafi University BM Ransom Everglades BC Neg Aff on a 2-1
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX R5 Bronx HS Of Science DK Lexington RZ Neg
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX R4 Lexington MS Wilson Senior JS Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX R3 Baltimore City EY Lexington RJ Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX R2 Lexington LG Hunter CS Aff
Lakeland Westchester Classic 2/26/2016 VCX R1 Ransom Everglades BC Lexington WX Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 CX RR R9 Montgomery Bell CJ Interlake GJ Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX Double Denver Independant RW Strath Haven BM Neg Neg on a 2-1
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JV CX Double Liberal Arts and Science Academy - LBJ AV Evanston BL Aff Aff on a 3-0
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX R6 Traverse City Central FR Denver Independant RW Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX R4 Liberal Arts and Science Academy - LBJ MS Reagan XR Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX R3 Blake NW Westwood CH Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 CX RR R3 Austin SFA Homewood-Flossmoor LH Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JV CX R3 Hunter NW Stuyvesant LL Neg
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 VCX R2 Stuyvesant HC Paideia HU Aff
42nd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/11/2016 JV CX R1 Weston ZG Albuquerque AS Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/5/2016 CX R5 Bronx Science YZ Baltimore City BD Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/5/2016 CX R4 Oakton Independent BJ Strath Haven aBgM Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/5/2016 CX R3 Oakton Independent GZ Strath Haven GM Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/5/2016 CX R1 Unionville DY Bronx Science MG Neg
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 NCX Nov Qu Institute of Collaborative Education IG North Star Academy CP SB Aff Aff on a 2-1
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VCX Open R Agape Leaders Prep YP Lexington GL Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 NCX Nov Rn Lexington ZT North Star Academy CP DY Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 NCX Nov Rn Fredrick Douglass GH Newark Tech MW Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 VCX Open R Poly (BUDL) ZL University CE Aff
2016 Newark Invitational 1/7/2016 NCX Nov Rn North Star Academy CP BH Lexington AW Aff
Regis December Debate NYCFL 12/19/2015 NPol R2 Leon M. Goldstein BT Stuyvesant HA Neg
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open Quarte Baltimore City YE Lexington CD Aff Aff on a 2-1
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open R6 Blake NW Lexington CD Aff
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open R5 Lexington MS Edgemont LM Aff
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open R4 University BM Edgemont JM Aff
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open R3 Stuyvesant BD Pace MA Neg
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open R2 Thomas Jefferson ST Stuyvesant AT Aff
Electric City Debates 12/3/2015 Open R1 Strath Haven MG Agape Leaders Prep PY Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX Quarte S. Eugene H. S. LS Interlake GJ Neg Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX Octos Blake SW Lexington RZ Aff Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R6 Interlake GJ Hunter College CS Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R4 Cypress Bay SK Baltimore City College SK Aff
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R3 Cypress Bay VX Isidore Newman WX Neg
New York City Invitational Debate and Speech Tournament 10/16/2015 CX R1 Stuyvesant AT Baltimore City College EY Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX Qtr Newark Science AM Stuyvesant DB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R5 University CE Bronx Science RY Neg
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R3 Hunter College CS McDowell MS Aff
Yale Invitational 9/18/2015 CX R2 Lexington ZGi Bronx Science CA Aff
NYSDCA State 2014 3/29/2014 VPol Semis ACORN Community AJ Edgemont NJ Neg Aff on a 2-1
NYSDCA State 2014 3/29/2014 JVPol R5 Lakeland District Debate KL Agape Leaders Prep YK Neg
NYSDCA State 2014 3/29/2014 VPol R4 Bronx Science Mo ACORN Community AJ Neg
NYSDCA State 2014 3/29/2014 JVPol R3 Institute for Collaborative Education HB Edgemont CJ Neg
NYSDCA State 2014 3/29/2014 NPol R2 KIPP:AMP CC Lakeland District Debate SK Neg
NYSDCA State 2014 3/29/2014 JVPol R1 ACORN Community LF Lakeland District Debate PD Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD Double Capitol Debate HP Brophy CP MS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD R7 Blake WN Sequoyah HL Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD R6 Fort Collins SY Boston Debate League MM Neg
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD R5 Albuquerque SW Capitol Debate West SS Neg
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD R4 Acorn Community FV Ransom Everglades BD Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD R3 Hendrickson GV Abilene CT Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD R2 Bronx Science Mo Rocky Mountain DS Aff
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 VPD R1 Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Techn KW Georgetown Day CT Aff
MHL at Horace Mann 2/1/2014 JVPol R4 Eastsi EA Bronx AC Neg
MHL at Horace Mann 2/1/2014 JVPol R3 AgaLea YK Eastsi RD Aff
MHL at Horace Mann 2/1/2014 JVPol R1 Eastsi DD Bronx HK Neg
Rutgers Newark Debate Tournament 1/24/2014 Nov nov1 Wilkes HI WesCon MM Neg
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX Semifi Eastside BR Capitol Debate HP Neg Neg on a 2-1
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX Quarte St Paul Central BN University Prep RV Aff Aff on a 2-1
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX Octafi Atholton RS Eastside BR Neg Neg on a 2-1
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX R4 Baltimore City College ID River Hil SS Neg
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX R2 University Prep DK Edgemont JN Aff
Electric City Invitational 12/5/2013 VCX R1 Atholton AZ Wilson JS Aff
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 TD Quarte Edgemont KX ACORN Community AJ Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 TD Octos Atholton RS Baltimore City Colleg BG Neg Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 TD Double Pine Crest GJ Bishop Guertin SC Aff Aff on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 TD 5 NFA GN Baltimore City Colleg YP Neg
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 TD 4 Baltimore City Colleg ID Bronx Law AL Neg
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 TD 3 Cypress Bay CS Baltimore City Colleg SS Aff
New York City Invitational 10/18/2013 TD 1 Debate Rhode Island MM River Hill SS Neg