Gonzaga University HS Tournament Conway Classic

2016 — WA/US

Kirk Abolafia Paradigm

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Anne Cvancara Paradigm

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Rick Findley Paradigm

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I consider myself a traditionalist. Lincoln-Douglas debate was created for a reason. The intent of debate is to facilitate communication, therefore use of speed should not be the emphasis in this activity. A good litmus test is the following...would Abraham Lincoln have used spread during his debate with Stephen Douglas? No? Then you probably shouldn't either. Exchange of ideas, discussion of which value is superior, respect and civility should be of paramount importance. Analysis and organization is extremely important. The debater in front of me should explain why their analysis is superior and why their value defeats the opposition. I also look at framework. If you are going to run something out of the norm...i.e. counterplan, rights Malthus, general breakdown of society, etc., you need to make sure your links are airtight, otherwise I will not consider your impact. The two would operate separate of each other if there is no link. I started my involvement in LD in 1982, and have been judging since 2014.

A couple of administrative notes. Eye contact is really important if for no other reason, to see how much time you have left. My biggest pet peeve is cutting off your opponent during CX. I have no problem annotating that you did so on your ballot so your coach can discuss the matter with you after the tournament. Civility and decorum are important, and I can surmise several of you have had this happen to you.

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Chuck Hamaker-teals Paradigm

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Jared Hayes Paradigm

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Anna Hoerner Paradigm

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Jim Magdich Paradigm

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Elizabeth McKee Paradigm

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Madison Miles Paradigm

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I am a traditional LD judge. A Value and Criterion centered debate is what I’m looking for. Progressive styling will be allowed as long as you verify with your opponent pre-round. The flow matters; explain why your arguements mean more to the round as it’s happening.

Patty Morrison Paradigm

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Michael Munch Paradigm

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Kevin Platts Paradigm

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The most important thing is clarity and communication skills. I look for strong evidence with a strong link to your contentions. I like analytical analysis to go with your evidence. I do not like critical arguments or any jargon. Please be respectful and enjoy your round. 

Wendy Posh Paradigm

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Brad Read Paradigm

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Ben Reich Paradigm

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Brooke Wolford Paradigm

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I would consider myself more of a traditional judge because I do place most emphasis on the framework arguments but I can deal with kritiks, theory arguments, etc. as long as you sufficiently explain and understand the theory you're arguing. If you do it wrong, I'll know, I'm a political science minor so philosophy is my thing. Arguments that hold the most weight with me are the ones backed by real word examples, or even better, quantifiable evidence. Quantification makes it easiest for me to conceptualize your arguments and makes it easier for me to vote you up. You can spread as along as you are clear enough for me to understand, otherwise I will not even try to understand you and stop flowing. Any other questions, feel free to ask!

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