Brooklyn Debate League 5
2020 — Brooklyn, NY/US
Daniel Baran Paradigm
Clayton Blose Paradigm
Emma Buchanan Paradigm
Taylor Donohue Paradigm
Margaret Iuni Paradigm
Danise Kimball Paradigm
I am fine with speed. I flow and expect teams to extend tags, evidence and warrants. I won't flow dropped arguments in later speeches. I also expect teams to follow NSDA evidence rules. I am open to theory on disclosure, paraphrasing and powertagging. Evidence shenanigans in FF will earn low speaks.
Let's all be nice and generous and kind. I believe good PF debate should be a relaxed exchange of ideas as opposed to suppressed (or not) rage.
Don't give speeches during crossfire. Ask questions. And I prefer you ask questions in a way that is super chill.
Don't try to shake my hand--I'm not a germophobe...I just don't think debate should be teaching kids to be oily suck-ups.
For LD and Policy
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I can handle a fair amount of speed but haven't been judging much LD/Policy lately so if you blaze, you may lose me. It helps me a lot if you make it clear when you are ending a card. I will say "clear" if I can't understand and "slow down" if I can't keep up.
I am not a traditional LD judge so please don't tell me your value. I am open to plans, K, Theory, etc. Slow down for theory shells and K alts, especially if they are novel. I am much more likely to vote for an argument that has been well explained. I am less technical in the sense that arguments that do not have a clear story with warrants won't always win a round even if they got under-covered or dropped.
In general, I am probably more likely to vote on kritiks on debate space and theory arguments than some judges. I will do RVI's in LD but I don't love them. I feel like policy has better mechanisms that make RVI's unnecessary.
Clash is good. K's are great if they are well argued. Please slow down for interp and alt. Same for theory shells. I am only going to go back to the speech doc if I look at a card.
Warrants matter a lot to me and I want to see the warrants explained and extended.
I like theory. Probably not voting condo bad tho.
Please don't clip cards or Powertag.