Chad Infante -- City Univ. of New York

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Judging philosophy:

A limerick to Vik

Our head coach is Vik
Who can sometimes be slick
She is really nice
But don’t say twice
Or else she’ll give you a kick!

Here we go! I debated for the City University of New York for three and half years. I am more interested and knowledgeable about critical literature, but if you decided to run the K I will hold you to a higher standard than those who chose not to. I am not going to lie to you and tell you that I can be objective, for me it does not exist: Judge Intervention in most cases is inevitable. Our personal ideologies and emotions cannot be checked at the door. However, I will try not to let my personal ideas invade the debate space, especially in the case of novices. I have a very low tolerance for theory! The time you waste making shitty one line theory arguments you could have made a substantive compelling analytical argument on the substance of the debate. Even though I love the K, I do love to hear FW/ class of civilization debates and will vote for, “must defend USFG” if the work on the argument is done well. I will not vote on an affirmative straight jacketing of the negative into running a policy option. As the aff you already determine so much of the debate round; I think it’s only fair that the neg get to test the philosophy of your aff. But what I really love is when teams are cordial but confident. Treat your opponents nicely; dickishness or rudness will lower your speaker points.

Novice – I understand how important it is to learn all aspects of debate as a novice and I am willing and pleased to hear any argument a novice wishes to run: T, K, DA, Topical aff, non-topical aff. For novices all that is required to win my ballot is for you to be smart, use your words, ideas and evidence to paint me a story and to explain why you think you won and why the other team lost.

JV – I am less willing to hear a T debate from a JV team and more inclined to want to hear a really good DA, CP, K debate. My expectations are higher so my speaker points will be lower if you mess up.

Open – I wanna hear a really good K, FW, CP/DA Debate—in that order. In open I am looking for clarity, really good argumentation, and for you to be compelling. Even if you don’t know what you’re talking about, pretend like you do. My expectations are even higher so my speaker points will be even lower if you mess up.

T) They can be fun if done properly; heavy theory puts me to sleep. An in depth discussion of the meaning of words and their application in the case of the aff is a batter way to get me to vote on T. Voting issues are only voting issues if they are explained and impacted. Education precedes fairness. Fairness for fairness sake does not make sense if nothing is being learned.

DA) Links must be concrete and clear. Impact calculus, impact calculus, impact calculus!

CP) Must have net benefit—as if you didn’t know that already. C.P. must solve case and be a good reason to vote neg. shallow work done on why the C.P solves makes it harder to hash through whether or not the aff or the C.P. solves better.

K) Does not have to have an alt. In many cases it can function as a DA to case. Link story must be clear. Ambiguous floaty links make for poor K debate—unless you can come up with a sweet link wall from the ambiguous stuff in the 2NC. If you go for the alt please tell me what it does, it would be nice if it solved case, but it does not have to. I am fishy about links of omission unless I am given a compelling story as to why I should care about that particular omission. For affs to beat the K they obviously need to win the perm, but shallow coalition evidence won’t cut it. Look at the K see what is says, exploit it and use your aff to knock down some philosophical underpinning of it and make the case for the permutation.
F.W.) I love them and they must be done well. There is a philosophical reason to being pragmatic and utilitarian and to why the aff must defend the resolution; there is also a philosophical reason that we should not be pragmatic and utilitarian or not defend the resolution. You win one of these arguments you win the F.W. debate. That is all.

AFF) Love un-topical affs that are done well, but affs do not have to be un-topical if I am your judge. If you are going to be un-topical please be ready for the F.W. And I need a story to vote aff.

Seasonal voting record:

TourneyDivRdAFF    NEG    Decision
BingHmptNov1LibertEdwards26.5Hilliard27N/aN/a0N/a0Bye/FFt
BingHmptJV2JamesMBailey26.5Brunner25.5NewarkMurphy27kraut26NEG
BingHmptOpen3LibertBobbitt28Warren28.5VermontDoucette27Neill26AFF
BingHmptOpen4RochstrAkolkar27.7Weddington27.8WestVaJensen27.6Palmer27.5AFF
BingHmptOpen5NS/ELACOpperman26.9shubin26.8RochstrLim26.7Poulin26.6AFF
BingHmptNov6RochstrBokeria27.8Schaffer27.1WestVaJones27.2Wood27.9NEG
BingHmptNovOctoLibertBridwell0Laremore0CrnlDong0Matos0NEG 3-0 (NEG)
BingHmptJVQurtJamesMBailey0Brunner0LibertScott0Trujillo0NEG 3-0 (NEG)
BingHmptJVSemiNewarkMurphy0kraut0CrnlFurman0Yoon0NEG 2-1 (NEG)
BingHmptJVFinalCrnlFurman0Yoon0NewarkAstacio0Haughton0NEG 3-0 (NEG)
RochesterJV1VermontCooper27.7McConnell27LibertFebrizio27.8Lotspeich27.9NEG
RochesterJV2CrnlGunn27.7Huang27.8LibertAyodeji28Holguin27.9NEG
RochesterJV3ArmyHodgkins28White27.9LibertApthorp27.7Edwards27.8AFF
RochesterNov4BingGeorge28.5Pinchuk28.6LibertShowalter28Soward28.1AFF
RochesterJV5LibertBobbitt27.3Gregoire27.2ClarionLewis27.4Picardi27.5NEG
RochesterJVQurtBingChoudhury0Reddick0LibertAlsop0Rossdeutscher0AFF 3-0 (AFF)
WestPtNov1CrnlFeldeverd26.6Zhao26.7BingBryant26.8Frumkin26.9NEG
WestPtOpen2Libert/ArmyBobbitt28.7Tindall28.3BardJeworski28.5Seyer28.2AFF
WestPtJV3LibertHoisington27.1Schofield27NewarkHaughton28.5Murphy29NEG
WestPtJV4RichmondBorwick26.8DuBois26.5VermontCooper26.7McConnell26.6AFF
WestPtJV5LibertApthorp28.4Edwards28.1NSLowenthal28.5Towell28.3AFF
WestPtNov6MUBell27.4Cosentino27.5RochstrWilson27.3Monday27.4AFF
NavyJV2LibertScott27.2Trujillo27.1ArmyBaughman27.5Hurd27.4NEG
NavyOpen4SMUMarzullo27.5Murray28.2NewarkMurphy28.5kraut28.1NEG
NavyNov5JamesMGlomb27.8Norby28LibertMurray27.5Walker27.7AFF
NavyOpen6NewarkRandall27.9Smith27.8LibertAyodeji28.5Holguin28NEG
NavyNov8LibertEdwards29.3Gardner29.5ArmySpikol29.4Warren29.2AFF
NavyNovQurtLibertMurray0Walker0JamesMRuraraju0Schrer0AFF 3-0 (AFF)
HarvardOpen1IdahoSRidgeway28.7Vanluvanee28.9ConcorNesiba28.1Snelling28.8NEG
HarvardOpen3ConcorBosch28.9Walker28.8WashburnLyon27.1Mikkelsen27AFF
HarvardOpen4BingTimmons28.5Zglobicki28.4ArmyBurroughs28.3Hauptman28.2AFF
HarvardOpen5DartmthLee27.8Sterman27.6ColumbMurayama27.7Shaner27.9NEG
MonmouthJV1WestVaOrteza27.9Palmer27.8LibertHolguin28.2Scott28.1NEG
MonmouthNov2ArmyMcGovern27.9Spikol27.8BardDaniszewski27.6Taylor-Milner27.7AFF
MonmouthNov3ArmyBurroughs28Hauptman27.9BingDellaRocco27.7Dogaroiu27.8AFF
MonmouthJV4NSGoossens27.6Lowenthal27.4ArmyHouchin 27.5Myers27.3AFF
MonmouthOpen5WestVaJensen28.3Palmer28.2RochstrAkolkar28.5Weddington28.4NEG
MonmouthOpen6ArmyBaughman27.3Hurd27.4BingTimmons28Zglobicki27.5NEG
MonmouthJVOctoBingFriedman0North0ArmyDavis0Hodgkins0AFF 3-0 (AFF)
MonmouthJVQurtLibertFebrizio0Lotspeich0BosColBartholomae0Folio0AFF 2-1 (NEG)
MonmouthNovSemiArmyBurroughs0Hauptman0LibertMurray0Walker0AFF 3-0 (AFF)
MonmouthOpenFinalBosColCarlman0McCormick0GeoMasLastovica0Nichols0AFF 2-1 (AFF)
RutgersOpen2ArmyCornelius 27.2Davila27.4BingTimmons28Zglobicki27.5NEG
RutgersOpen3LibertBobbitt28.1Hedrick28.4BingChoudhury27.5Reddick28.5AFF
RutgersOpen4LibertScott27.8Trujillo27.7NYUAli27.9Grau28NEG
RutgersJV5ArmyBaughman27.8Hurd27.7BingFriedman27.6North27.9NEG
D8QualOpen1RochstrSchwartz28.2Batha28.1BosColBenedict28.5Maerowitz28.4NEG
D8QualOpen2NSOpperman28.5Fowle27.6BingZglobicki27.5Timmons28AFF
D8QualOpen3ColumbShaner28.5Kam28.7DartmthLee29.1Robinson29AFF
D8QualOpen5BingChoudhury27.3Reddick27.6RochstrDiamond27.7Kasschau27.8NEG
D8QualOpen6RochstrDiamond28.8Kasschau29NSOpperman28.5Fowle28.1AFF
CEDAOpen2ArmyCollar27.5Hart27.8RochstrLim28.1Rose28NEG
CEDAOpen3SacSt.McDonnell28.8Renfree28.7RochstrBatha28.2Schwartz28AFF
CEDAOpen4RochstrDiamond28.8Kasschau29BingZglobicki28.6Timmons28.7AFF
CEDAOpen5Fordha/NYUCaldwell27.3Hassan27.9RochstrMonday27.2Poulin27.1AFF
CEDAOpen6VermontSadek28.1McConnell28ArmyBaughman28.7Hurd28.9NEG
CEDAOpen7WCSUAllen27.7Richter27.5NYUKoo27.4Lee27.3AFF
CEDAOpen8KStateHallinan29.5Ramirez29.2NSFowle27.5Opperman27.2AFF

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