Bridget Doherty Paradigm

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I have been judging for 3 years mostly focused on LD. I've come to really enjoy it and look forward to hearing from you.

What I am looking for:

Content is king for me: Having a good, sound argument where you clearly understand the facts/cards/reasoning of your aff and/or neg and can clearly explain them to those who do not is what I am looking for.

I am also looking for an organized thought process and adherence to the LD framework. Your actions should almost always be taking it back to your value and core contentions.

I understand Spreading is an approved technique, but if you are going so fast I can't understand your case, you can't win the argument, no matter how good it is. Speed is acceptable, as long as I can understand what you are saying. I am a professional communicator for a major healthcare company, and if I counseled my executive leader to speak super fast I would not have a job (and neither would the executive).

If you are going so fast I can't understand, I will give one warning. Again, the content of your argument and an organized framework will go much farther with me than getting lots of information/facts and figures on the table.

And I just learned this: I am NOT a fan of Kritik. Do at your own peril.

It is important that everyone learn from this experience, so my comments will be broken into what you did well and opportunities for improvement.

Lastly, I appreciate all the hard work you put into this and am constantly impressed by students who have the courage to do this and their amazing skills. Thank you for doing this.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VPF Bracke AE 107 AK 120 Aff Aff on a 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VLD R4 AD 413 AK 407 Neg Aff on a 2-1
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VLD R3 AG 408 AN 401 Aff Aff on a 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VLD R2 AG 400 AM 409 Aff Aff on a 3-0
2019 PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/2/2019 VLD R1 AE 410 AW 404 Aff Aff on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 LD Quarte Dallastown NK Lexington AF Aff Aff on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 LD Octos Hill NL State AW Aff Neg on a 2-1
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 LD R5 Marriotts Ridge JY Council Rock North MS Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 LD R5 Lexington JC State LO Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 LD R4 Pittsburgh Central Catholic TR Oakton CV Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/1/2019 LD R4 Oakton WG First Colonial KM Neg
PCFL Double Entry December at Bishop Shanahan 12/15/2018 JVLD R2 Unionville AA La Salle BM Aff
PCFL Double Entry December at Bishop Shanahan 12/15/2018 JVLD R1 CR North MM William Tennent JW Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R2 Woodrow Wilson TM Ridge NK Neg
Villiger 39 St Josephs University 11/17/2018 LD R1 Cary EX Dallastown NK Aff
PCFL Showcase Septober at Unionville 10/6/2018 VPF R3 Unionville RZ Unionville GR Neg
PCFL Showcase Septober at Unionville 10/6/2018 JVLD R2 Unionville MP Unionville AA Aff
Strath Haven Biggest Questions 4/21/2018 BQ R3 Gong & Sun Henry & Wang Neg
Strath Haven Biggest Questions 4/21/2018 BQ R1 Legate-Yang & Swartzentruber Lofgren & Zhang Aff
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/3/2018 VLD Bracke AL 401 AS 403 Aff Neg on a 2-1
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/3/2018 VLD R3 AX 413 AG 407 Neg Neg on a 3-0
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/3/2018 VLD R2 AZ 402 AN 406 Aff Aff on a 2-1
PCFL Varsity Finals and National Qualifiers 3/3/2018 VLD R1 AZ 409 AL 410 Aff Aff on a 2-1
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VLD R2 Windermere SJ Vestavia Hills RD Neg
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VLD R2 Dallastown NK Bridgewater-Raritan EC Neg
43rd University of Pennsylvania Tournament 2/9/2018 VLD R1 Wilmington Charter JP Thomas Jefferson HSST AK Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 LD Octos Oakton CS Dallastown EW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 LD R5 Hill CW Oakton CS Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 LD R5 Lexington EL Unionville RS Neg
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 LD R4 Council Rock North AS Gettysburg TN Aff
Pennsbury Falcon Invitational 2/2/2018 LD R4 Woodgrove DP McDowell ZL Aff
William Tennent Invitational 11/4/2017 VLD Semi CR North DP Montville AH Aff Aff on a 2-1
William Tennent Invitational 11/4/2017 VLD R4 Ridge KT CR North AS Aff
William Tennent Invitational 11/4/2017 BQ R3 Unionville AG William Tennent LMi Aff
William Tennent Invitational 11/4/2017 VLD R3 Solebury LQ Unionville RS Neg
William Tennent Invitational 11/4/2017 JVLD R2 Solebury TC Ridge PR Aff
William Tennent Invitational 11/4/2017 VLD R1 CR North JL La Salle CG Aff
Strath Haven Novcember Big Questions 11/1/2017 BQ R2 Doherty & Reece Davidson & Driscoll Neg
PCFL at Unionville 10/29/2016 JVLD R3 Unionville MA William Tennent EK Neg
PCFL at Unionville 10/29/2016 VLD R2 Pennsbury CZ Unionville RS Neg
PCFL at Unionville 10/29/2016 JVLD R1 Hill CW Archbishop Wood EN Aff