Waters War of Words
2016 — GA/US
Tahmina Ahmad Shah Paradigm
Alex Baldwin Paradigm
The most important thing I look for in a round is a solid framework through which I can or should weigh the evidence presented to me. Impacts are also very important, along with a clear assessment from the debaters of how my ballot will or will not affect the implementation of the resolution after the round. I'm just as comfortable with theoretical arguments as I am with objective evidence or statistics. I reserve the right to ask for evidence after the round.
Colin Berry Paradigm
Coach with LD expirience. Mostly Traditional, but will accept Kritiks and some nontraditional arguments to the extent that they reasonably make sense and are topical. I can understand most speed up until spreading, and (if not in a panel of judges) will tell debaters if they are too fast.
Walter Cotter Paradigm
I am a traditional judge.
Do not spread.
Civility is essential.
I value clear communication. Sign posts and voters are excellent tools.
I value clash. So listen to your opponent and tell me why they are wrong and your side is better.
Give weight to the most important arguments and tell me why they are the most important.
Write the reason for decision for me.