Jeremy Metz Paradigm

Last changed 12/14 1:15P EDT

Flow judge who appreciates civility, especially in cross, which should be used for asking and answering questions, not speech making. Generally, a question may be followed by a follow-up, after which it is the turn of the other side. Starting the first constructives with key definitional and framework arguments is a good idea, as is providing, in FF, your view on how the impacts should be weighed. Try to terminalize your impacts in terms of values, including human life, equity, the environment, etc. Debaters should keep their own time only, and provide their account of how much prep time remains after each instance in which they take some and reconcile it with me if I have a discrepancy. Evidence should be represented with scrupulous accuracy, and the source should be fully identified, including the credentials of the writer, the date, and the publication. If I call for a card and observe that the evidence is old and you didn't give a date, I'll be concerned. Likewise, if you use evidence in a way that's misleading, I won't be pleased, e.g. if you use it to make a general claim when it's talking about a specific instance that bears little relation to the contention it's being used to support. Evidentiary challenges should be presented to me immediately after the final speech. Stylistically, debaters should speak clearly and audibly, while avoiding shouting. Speed will always be an issue, and debaters are urged to pace themselves mindfully of their opponents and judge(s).

Policy Update

Please see the above, as applicable, especially as regards civility. I prefer that issues of framework, topicality, definition, and interpretation be dealt with up front. Creativity is fine, but it must be firmly grounded in the reasonable. New arguments should not be presented in the rebuttal speeches, although there's always a judgment call when they're coming in as blocks. Clash is good; clash nullification is problematic. Plans should be substantive and intended to further policy objectives, not trivial and intended simply to confound the opposition.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R6 N181 N187 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R6 N362 N113 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 IPF Quar N365 N362 Neg Aff on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R5 N351 N235 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R5 N337 N129 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R4 N216 N268 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R3 N284 N237 Neg
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R3 N366 N270 Aff Aff on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R2 N151 N259 Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R2 N280 N234 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R1 N242 N254 Neg Neg on a 2-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2019 PF R1 N168 N244 Aff Aff on a 2-0
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFG R6 Whitefish Bay FE Horace Mann JS Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2019 PFS R4 Nueva RM University Irvine MG Neg
Nysmith Debate Classic II 2/23/2019 PFN R2 GeoDay GL PCS(Po WW Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF Triple Summit SS Newton South GS Neg Neg on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF Triple Bronx HS Of Science OS Seven Lakes MS Aff Aff on a 3-0
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R5 Freehold Township TG Henry W Grady DT Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R5 Newton South CS BASIS Mclean Independent SS Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R4 Evanston Twp BA Trinity MT Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R4 Horace Mann SM Ivy Bridge NV Neg
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R1 Trinity DB Waring KM Aff
45th Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/16/2019 VPF R1 Walt Whitman VC Unionville GG Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/19/2019 PF Octas Clayton-Bradley CC Thomas S. Wootton ZT Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/19/2019 PF R5 William G. Enloe KF Cary High WG Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/19/2019 PF R3 North Mecklenburg MM Charlotte Catholic RA Aff
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/19/2019 PF R3 Apex Friendship AG Asheville NO Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/19/2019 PF R1 Providence SC Thomas S. Wootton ZT Neg
Cavalier Invitational at Durham Academy 1/19/2019 PF R1 Charlotte Catholic WC Ravenwood BJ Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 PF R5 Eagan CU Madison West CS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 PF R4 University YK C. Leon King MP Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 PF R4 St Michael Albertville AS Andover AG Neg
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 PF R3 Livingston HS West Orange JS Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 BQ R3 Madison West ZH Glenbrook South JM Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 PF R3 Marist VW Millard West DK Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 PF R1 Lakeland MC SF Roosevelt JL Aff
John Edie Holiday Debates Hosted by The Blake School 12/14/2018 PF R1 Evanston Twp JW Delbarton PM Neg
Potomac School Middle School Invitational 12/8/2018 PFN R3 Nysmith Zakariya Ilyas Nysmith Maya Chowdhary Neg
Potomac School Middle School Invitational 12/8/2018 PFN R2 PCS (Potomac Chinese School) Sarah Mei & Heather Wang Nysmith Mishka Raja & Min Kim Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD Quarte Regis DoMc Unionville KR Neg Neg on a 3-0
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD Double Unionville KR Livingston KR Aff Aff on a 2-1
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R5 Regis GS Walt Whitman BW Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R4 Westfield MeZh Regis AM Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R3 Regis BG Hunter WO Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R1 Regis AP Strath Haven KS Aff
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 PFD R1 Walt Whitman LS Regis CH Neg
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 MSPF Quarte Bergen County Debate Club ZS Alice Deal BC Aff Neg on a 2-1
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 MSPF Octafi Poly Prep Country Day MT Kugnus ACTS NK Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 VPF Partia Thomas S. Wootton TZ Dalton CS Neg Aff on a 2-1
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R6 Ivy Bridge HK Bergen County Debate Club SK Aff
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R6 BL ZZ Potomac GS Neg
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R5 Ivy Bridge HR Thomas S. Wootton SW Aff
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R3 Thomas S. Wootton WW St. Michael's CM Aff
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R3 Lakeland CM BL SH Neg
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R2 Poolesville HS Edgemont MG Aff
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R2 Boston College PP St. Michael's OP Aff
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R1 Ivy Bridge CC Kugnus ACTS KY Neg
Georgetown Public Forum Tournament 10/6/2018 NPF R1 Woodrow Wilson LB Boston College LZ Aff
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R13 X200 X238 Aff Neg on a 2-1
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R12 X170 X290 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R11 X246 X181 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R10 X280 X103 Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Speech and Debate Tournament 6/17/2018 CX R9 X258 X263 Neg Neg on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R7 Millburn CA Asian Debate League PT Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R6 Shrewsbury WS College Prep HN Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R5 Thomas S. Wootton YZ Horace Mann LH Aff
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R4 Trinity Prep RH Northwest Career And Technical GM Neg
Tournament of Champions 4/28/2018 SPF R3 Fairmont Prep RK St Mary's Hall HP Aff
WACFL Public Forum Metrofinals 3/9/2018 APF 2 Arl TJHSST SA Robinson GJ Neg Neg on a 2-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVPF Triple Regis ML Archbishop McCarthy BV Neg Neg on a 3-0
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVPF R5 NSU RS Ivy Bridge GK Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 JVPF R5 Newton North FM New Horizons DN TR Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R3 Ashton SM Kugnus ACTS SJ Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R3 Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches SS Charlotte Catholic RJ Neg
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R2 Boston Latin YZ E. L. Meyers SJ Aff
44th Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament 2/17/2018 NPF R2 Sequoyah OW Delbarton JK Neg
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD Quarte Unionville PW Ridge LR Neg Aff on a 2-1
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD Octos Ridge LR Unionville KR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD R5 Boca Raton MP West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South SS Neg
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD R5 Regis LS Hunter TR Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD R3 Bronx HS Of Science OS Dalton MR Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD R3 Regis MM Bronx HS Of Science BB Aff
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD R1 Hunter JL Our Lady of Good Counsel High Sch AS Neg
Villiger 38 St Josephs University 11/18/2017 PFD R1 Bronx HS Of Science SN Ridge MR Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF Octos Potomac Debate Academy - East HW Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF Octos Oakton ZY Thomas Jefferson HSST NP Aff Aff on a 2-1
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R5 Potomac Debate Academy - East SZ Potomac Debate Academy - West QT Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R5 Potomac Debate Academy - West DX Capitol CB Neg
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R4 Thomas Jefferson HSST BM Potomac Debate Academy - West HS Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R3 Potomac Debate Academy - East TC Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R3 Thomas Jefferson HSST LP Potomac Debate Academy - East CZ Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R2 Oakton CW Aff
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R1 Oakton ZY Potomac Debate Academy - East HW Neg
Capitol Beltway Fall Classic 10/21/2017 PF R1 Potomac Debate Academy - East WW
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 VPF Quarte Walt Whitman HS Cypress Woods MB Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 NPF Quarte Kugnus ACTS JS Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) WW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 VPF Partia Edgemont Se Walt Whitman HS Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 MSPF R6 Kugnus ACTS KL Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) HM Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 MSPF R6 Ivy Bridge RR Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) CS Neg
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 MSPF R5 Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) GS Ashton BD Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 MSPF R5 Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) RZ BL ZC Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 JVPF R4 Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) DW Lakeland HM Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 JVPF R4 Lakeland GS Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) JS Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 JVPF R3 Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) HL Ivy Bridge GK Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 JVPF R3 Bergen County Debate Club SG Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) FX Neg
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 JVPF R2 Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) WC Our Lady of Good Counsel High Sch KV Neg
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 JVPF R2 Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) LM Lakeland DT Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 MSPF R1 Ivy Bridge SY Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) RY Aff
Georgetown PF Congress and Online Speech Debate Tournament 10/8/2017 MSPF R1 Kugnus ACTS SJ Potomac Debate Academy (PDA) DW Neg