Chad Rigsby Paradigm

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PARADIGM FOR CHAD RIGSBY

I'm the current Saint George's Debate Coach and a former Assistant Debate Coach at Gonzaga University.  I've been judging on and off for 20 years.  

I believe that debate is a combination of strategic game and storytelling.  I consider the flow the game board and I pay attention to drops, but I expect that debaters will have a coherent story to explain their victory at the end of the round.  Although I am comfortable with most sorts of arguments, I would say that I'm primarily interested in strategic decisionmaking and in an explanation of why a team should win.

I don't have many set preferences about arguments.  I'm fine with critical/methodological arguments, though I do look closely at the Role of the Ballot in these situations; too often, these arguments devolve into discussion of methodologies that don't seem to really compete.  I am willing to listen to most theory arguments and don't have particularly strong preconceptions about them, though I do look for theoretical consistency.

I understand that debate often requires people to speak fast.  I'm fine with that.  I will tell you if you're not clear enough.

Good Luck & Have Fun!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Saint Georges Invitational 12/7/2018 OPol R4 OES OW Ingraham VX Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX Quart Monta Vista PS College Prep GH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX Octo Nevada Union AM College Prep NW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX R6 Peninsula GT Northwood HG Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX R5 Peninsula FG La Costa Canyon MM Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX R4 Polytechnic HW S. Eugene H. S LS Neg
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX R3 CK McClatchy RM San Dieguito FQ Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX R2 Downtown Magnets PW Peninsula LS Aff
Jack Howe Memorial Tournament 9/30/2017 O CX R1 Peninsula JL College Prep JT Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R7 OES(Or Little & Reichman VasIsl Garrett & Elenko Aff Aff on a 3-0
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R6 Ingrah Hoyer & Richards LakOsw Jiang & Li Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R5 OES(Or Zhao & Musser Ingrah Guthrie-Honea & Watajaa Neg
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R4 Ingrah Kolar & Dark Interl Chen & Li Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R3 Interl Lee & Li LakOsw Avery & Padgett Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R2 Ingrah Zhu & Toms Interl Baugh & Aynoor & Jung Aff
Galentine Memorial Tournament at the University of Washington 12/2/2016 V-CX R1 VasIsl Decker & Kelly OES(Or Little & Reichman Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/23/2016 CX Semifi Stuyvesant HC Brooklyn Independent Debate YD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/23/2016 CX Quarte Ransom Everglades CF Brooklyn Independent Debate YD Neg Neg on a 3-0
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/23/2016 CX R5 Strath Haven GM Stuyvesant YW Neg
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/23/2016 CX R2 Brooklyn Independent Debate YD Pittsburgh Central Catholic DW Aff
Georgetown Day School Invitational 9/23/2016 CX R1 Baltimore City DR La Salle College MM Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 VCX Octos Rowland Hall-St. Mark's LG Damien JR Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 VCX Double Bellarmine CP AP Bingham WW Aff Aff on a 3-0
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 VCX R6 Harker SJ Sage Ridge KR Aff
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 VCX R5 Damien CJ Harker HK Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 VCX R3 Oregon Episcopal School (OES) LJ Damien MP Neg
2016 Golden Desert Debate Tournament at UNLV 2/6/2016 VCX R1 College Prep WZ Centennial TW Aff
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R2 Centennial MX Interlake LL Neg
Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic 1/8/2016 OpeCX R1 Eagle CW Lake Oswego Senior AT Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R5 CarSch PG Berkne GO Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R3 WesDes HH Harker SJ Neg
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R2 BroCP SS WesSch KG Aff
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 CX R1 Homewo BP St.Mar KP Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX Double College Prep PY Meadows CN Neg Neg on a 3-0
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R4 Glenbrook South RD Lake City MC Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R3 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's BM West AS Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R2 Palo Verde QL Glenbrook South CL Neg