Summer Debate Tournament I
2021 — Langley, BC/CA
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Qualification: I've competed in Speech and Debate for approximately six to seven years and have coaching and judging experience before and after my High School years. Most of my debating experience comes from Public Forum but I do have some involvement in World Style, CNDF, and British Parliamentary.
1. Speed is not a huge issue for me, but be considerate to everyone in the round so that contention taglines and pieces of evidence are clearly presented. (Be extra clear with presenting your contention taglines and refutation titles)
2. I will be flowing throughout the whole round, but refutations and reconstructions should be extended to the summary and final focus speeches. If contentions or refutations are dropped somewhere during the round, make sure to mention this in one of the speeches.
3. Summary and Final Focus speeches are the most important speeches in relation to making my decision at the end of the round. This also means that the team that can weigh-out arguments and present voter issues most effectively will most likely win the round.
4. Only have a framework if you are going to use it throughout the round.
5. Don't be rude.
**If you spin around 5 times, jump up and down 20 times and yell like a goat, you get 29 and above.**
1. I do debate
2. If I can't understand you, I don't know just leave and re-join, if I still l can't hear you still then I don't know your probably gonna get low speaks.
3. I will flow, talk at whatever speed you want, as long as you don't speak faster than Thomas Huang, your good.
4. Weigh, if you don't weigh I don't know how to judge you, at that point, I won't weigh your impacts. Then I will judge depending on who has the most amount of offense. Also in your impact give me a number because, without a quantification, I can't weigh an argument.
5. The defense won't really help you win. It might wash the argument but it won't be weighed.
6. Make sure to warrant your argument, I will buy whatever argument you give me as long as it's warranted. Also if you drop your case, you better have offense because if you drop the case without offense you lose.
7. Extend rebuttals and different reconstructions and arguments. by that don't just say, extend this, please extend the warrant and the impact.
8. Time your own speeches, I will also time but I hope you time yourselves because I forget. Also if you go over your speech time by like 15 seconds your good, but anything over that, I will reduce speaks.
Do well, if you make a naruto reference you get plus one speaks or if you include a sad life quote I will give you extra speaks.
If you like Soccer, you lose PERIOD.
If you dis-like pho, you lose and I will give you low speaks. (I will ask this question at the beginning of the round)
Look at David Paik's paradigm for reference.
I shall be chill and I hope you have fun. (Don't be mean, because I don't like mean debaters)
I've done Public Forum all throughout my high school years and coached for two more.
Just a couple things:
1. If you're going to use a framework, and expect me to judge under your framework, please tell me why your framework is valid. If I'm not convinced that your limitation of the debate is fair or reasonable, then I won't use it. (For the most part, however, I really do not like voting on a framework)
2. I will flow your crossfires, but I won't consider them in my decision unless you reference something mentioned during the crossfires directly in your speeches.
3. Please make sure you weigh - I don't like it when I have to do that on my own.
4. If you're going to reference a card, please read that card out (or summarize it somewhat), instead of just referring to it by the citation. I won't be able to remember or flow down every evidence card that you bring up otherwise.
5. Anything brought up in the Final Focus must have also been brought up in the Summary, with the exception of the first summary speaker who does not have to extend rebuttals if they haven't been responded to yet.
6. I'm fine with speed for the most part as long as it does not compromise enunciation and articulation.
Other than that, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
1. Weighing and extending is important in my opinion so you should do that.
2. I don't flow cross because that's too tedious for me so if something important comes up, make sure it's in your speech. :)
3. don't bring up new evidence or arguments in ff, please.
4. Give me a solid warranting cause that shows that you have swag.
5. Please time yourselves. (Preferably with a 1756 grandfather clock, but any device will suffice.)
6. Lastly, this goes without saying but be nice cause being rude is toxic.