Nathan Harness Paradigm

Last changed 1/6 6:37P MST

I am a former Lincoln-Douglas debater (in lay Colorado, eg. Pure VC debate, I'm not familiar with other styles of LD) and a fairly new college CXDA debater. Generally my understanding of debate refers back to the former style, but I'm comfortable with most Policy terminology and style.

The Good, The Bad

I'm cool with aggression and passion, you're here because you enjoy it.

That said lets talk about spreading, if you spread, that's fine as long as I have your case, in order in front of me, don't expect me to follow your frenzied bullshit without a guide to follow.

Give all of your arguments a god damn warrant. Spout about how the other teams plan/status que/my decision is gonna kill people/cause thermonuclear war/make the internet slow (actually that last one's probably good in of itself, if you manage to link to that props man), it wont be a voter unless you can explain why those things are bad and why I have a duty to vote against them. If you refuse to do that I'm not going to consider your "harms" in my decision. The same goes for any Ks.

I will immediately be more likely to vote for you if you can boil down this debate to base philosophy, the best debate is value vs. value (using LD terms, but same goes for other formats) with plan vs status quo/counter-plan taking a supporting role.

The Ugly

The role of the ballet is to chose the best debater, if you want me to act otherwise you ought to be ready to actually convince me of it (which will almost always make you the better debater).

If you're in a policy round and aren't willing to send me and your opponents your speeches, I will not vote for you.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD QF Basis Mesa AC Brophy CP NK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD OF Canyon Crest RA Brophy CP NK Neg Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD OF Davis Senior ETu Basis Mesa AC Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD 2x Canyon Crest NF Northwest Career And Technical MP Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD 2x Saratoga SN Davis Senior ETu Neg Neg on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD 3x Saratoga SN Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas SB Aff Aff on a 3-0
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD 3x Los Alamos SM Park City HS DR Aff Neg on a 2-1
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R6 Saratoga SN Bellarmine College Prep RB Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R6 La Reina AM Saratoga VL Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R5 La Reina EM Foothill CB Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R5 Mesquite BB Palo Alto RV Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R4 Foothill AR Palo Alto JS Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R4 Palo Verde MG La Salle AT Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R3 Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas SB Westridge CW Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R3 BASIS Scottsdale AM Park City HS AO Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 Los Alamos AD BASIS Ahwatukee CT Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 VLD R2 Flintridge Prep BH Sky View EL Neg