Penelope OBrien Paradigm

Last changed 12/14 5:45P MDT

 Conflicts: Park City

 

PF Debate

I vote off the flow 10/10 times

Good evidence is awesome

Be bold and take risks

Defense is overvalued

Weighing and offense are undervalued

 

Things that make me happy:

-       Great signposting

-       Empirics and quantifiable impacts.

-       Lots of evidence

-       Using Cross well - make it constructive. Be sassy. Being funny never hurts, either.

-       Flashing evidence or being able to hand over evidence speedily.

-       Jokes

-       Off-time roadmaps 100% of the time.

Things that make me sad:

-       Improperly citing evidence

-       Miscutting/manipulating evidence

-       Drawn-out discussions in Cross that go nowhere. 

 

What I vote on - IMPACTS 1st!! If you don't provide impact calculations then I will base it off of what I think is most important. Framework (this means Value and Criterion) just because it's second doesn't mean I don't care about it. If you drop framework, I will drop you. 

Extending Args - If you extend an arg, you have a very good possibility of winning the round, that said if you extend an arg and don't give me impact based on that idea, or a card, it's meaningless to me. When people say he/she didn't attack my card, it's not impactful and you don't win based on that.

 

CPs/’Advocacies’?

Big Fan - If you have a CP make sure you explain it correctly and always give impacts and solvency for your CP. If your CP doesn't have solvency I won't vote on it. Advocacies are a necessity in LD. If you don't advocate for anything then I think you are only trying to get out of the negative impacts of the case.

 

Observations/ Burdens - If the AFF or NEG uses an observation or burden, you must answer it or you will fall under that. This means if your case doesn't follow the observation I will vote you down. You must answer them, or risk losing the round.

The K?

I have never had a good reason to learn about Kritical debate, so I have no understanding of how quality K’s should function and work, or how to judge a K. That said, I’m not going to specifically penalize you for running a K, I just probably won’t know what’s going on.

 

Speed?

Okay - I like to speed up to 300 wpm-ish. If you go really, really slowly I will get bored and may miss an argument. Second, if I can't understand you then I will set my pen down. If you don't see the pen down I will say clear. After the second time, and if nothing changes, I will stop flowing completely.

Slow down on tags and authors if you’re a speed demon.  

  

Other technical things: 

-       I’ll only evaluate things that are in both in 1AR and 2AR. Same for the NEG 1NR and 2NR

-       If you bring up a new attack in the 2AR or 2NR, you may still win but your speaker points will make you sad

-       I’m chill with any new evidence/args in the first summary, but no new evidence in the second summary please

-       I don’t flow cross-ex (this is my me-time during the round)

 

Speaker Points:

Short version - good at debate = high speaks

                     - pretty speaker = entirely meaningless

Long version - I give speaks based on the competitiveness of a tournament:

30 – you should go to finals

29.5 – you’re probably in mid-to-late breaks

29 - you should clear

28 – you might clear

27.5 - average. 3-3, probably.

26 - below average

25 and below - means that you were abusive and mean to your opponent

 

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/13/2019 LD R3 101 143 Aff
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/13/2019 LD R2 163 204 Aff
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R4 3069 3221 Aff Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R4 3123 3027 Neg Neg on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R3 3196 3174 Aff Neg on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R3 3117 3097 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R2 3078 3216 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R2 3043 3175 Neg Aff on a 2-1
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R1 3083 3032 Aff Aff on a 3-0
NCFL Grand Nationals 5/26/2018 LD R1 3132 3127 Neg Neg on a 3-0
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/28/2018 LD R2 142 172 Aff
Great Salt Lake District Tournament 2/28/2018 LD R1 134 108 Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R6 Salpointe Catholic RP Hamilton ZW Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 College Prep HG Tucson KM Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R5 Advanced Technologies Acad BG Presentation SP Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R3 La Cueva MJ Tucson LS Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R3 McClintock HS Sky View CD Neg
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R1 BASIS Scottsdale RY BASIS Chandler AV Aff
Arizona State HDSHC Invitational 1/5/2018 NPF R1 BASIS Ahwatukee HR Sky View KD Aff
Skyhawk Smackdown 11/17/2017 VLD R4 Summit Jordyn Whitaker KarG. Anar Munkhbat Aff
Skyhawk Smackdown 11/17/2017 VPF R2 RowHal Davis & Zeng Richfi Arrington & Bird Aff
Skyhawk Smackdown 11/17/2017 VPF R1 Summit Smith & Crandall Herrim Cummings & Patrick Aff
Region X Tournament 2/25/2017 OPF R4 AE 608 AF 610 Aff
Region X Tournament 2/25/2017 OLD R3 AF 700 AA 704 Aff
Region X Tournament 2/25/2017 OPF R2 AE 607 AC 605 Aff
Region X Tournament 2/25/2017 OPF R1 AF 613 AC 604 Neg
Skyhawk Smackdown 11/18/2016 VLD R2 AC Brayden Higley CorCan Christopher Whimpey Aff
Skyhawk Smackdown 11/18/2016 VLD R1 Kearns Katheryn Snyder WesDeb Bryce Klingonsmith Aff
Red and Black Invitational 11/4/2016 NPF Final Brighton JN Copper Hills HS Aff Aff on a 2-1