Kwaishon Bell Paradigm

Last changed 9/23 9:26A EDT

Keep me looped in! I love to debate, and enjoy helping debaters improve their skills! E-mail me any questions or comments -- kwaishon@gmail.com

While I have a lot of debate experience, I do not have any topic experience for this year's high-school topic. So please don't assume I know your über topic specific jargon, thannnnks.

Overall Paradigm & Debate Background --

- I started policy debate my Junior year of High School at Loyola HS and I debated for Dartmouth College 1 season & taught at the DDI/DDS policy debate camp for 3 years.

- I quantify risk based on evidence and strength of warrants. I assume all things are 0% risk until you access the risk and quantify the significance of your arguments. I believe a good debate starts with EXCELLENT FLOWING. I feel that no arguments are inherently bad or off limits. That being said generic args need link work. etc. etc. etc.

- Spread! Do it Fast! Get it out! :D Don't mumble, or high pitch your voice (as much as we can control that). I will shout clear ONE TIME per side. After that, if I cannot hear/understand you, I'll put my pen down to make it obvious. But I won't mention it more than once.

Topicality --

- T is a Go. You must build out your warrants & claims. Don't just spread through a bunch of buzz words in the block and expect to be able to go for it without significant time. Prove the violation.

Kritik --

- I personally love the K. However, if you run the K poorly and make me wince/cry then... well... Just make sure if you're running a K you know your args and authors. I'll leave it at that.

Counter Plans --

- Do itttttt. Though, I think plan inclusive counter plans must have an external net-benefit. So, please run a DA. Make it interesting.

Theory --

- Cross apply my thoughts on T where applicable. Be clear, and intentional in how you go for this if you're trying to make this a thing.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 N POL Npol5 Traverse City Central AP East Kentwood RG Aff
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 V POL Vpol5 Okemos RZ H.H. Dow WS Aff
MIFA Debate State Finals 12/14/2018 N POL Npol2 East Kentwood JH Okemos LK Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R7 Kent Denver BT Detroit Country Day LR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R6 St Ignatius WV Casady AR Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R5 Berkeley Prep LS Westminster FP Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R4 H.H. Dow DV Wooster SW Neg
University of Michigan HS Debate Tournament 10/24/2018 VCX R1 Little Rock Central GL Detroit Country Day LH Aff
Gotham Debates at The New School NYC 2/10/2018 JV S Liberty AG UT San Antonio AO Neg Neg on a 2-1
Gotham Debates at The New School NYC 2/10/2018 Nov S Liberty MR Aff Aff on a 3-0
Gotham Debates at The New School NYC 2/10/2018 Nov Q NYU MG Liberty MR Aff Neg on a 2-1
Gotham Debates at The New School NYC 2/10/2018 JV R2 Liberty AS Binghamton DM Neg
Gotham Debates at The New School NYC 2/10/2018 JV R1 NYU DI Rutgers-Newark/Rochester MG Aff
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 Var Quarte TCC TT WesBloCK Aff Aff on a 3-0
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 5 TCC CP DetComCJ Aff
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 4 FHC LS GBN BC Neg
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 3 Dow CM WesBloAM Neg
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 2 WesBloPS PetoskBE Aff
Spartan Classic 2012 11/30/2012 JV 1 Niles IJ Dow HU Neg