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UIL Speech Judges

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Gregory Buchanan

Current high school:
Houston Community College-Honors Program

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 0

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Houston, Texas

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I participated in UIL Speech and Debate in high school, in invitational meets (Extemporaneous Speaking and LD Debate). In addition, I competed in the Houston Urban Debate League and earned several awards in CX Debate. Specifically, I garnered three first place speaker awards and two team awards for finalist placement in the CX division (top team and individual performance).

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: Substantive clash, originated by well-constructed arguments encompassing quality evidence manifests the true nature of CX debate. Overall quality of an argument is determined by: relativity to opponent statement/asserted point, completeness, and appropriate placement in round. Topicality arguments incorporating a variety of standards are appreciated. Disadvantages must stress link and impact elements to be considered effective. Mere insinuation and brief mention of critical parts (in both on/off case arguments) is not sufficient for full impact. Dropped arguments will be carefully noted and heavily detract from case, as silence implies consent. Affirmative must skillfully and completely prove case is superior to status quo, negative defeat of one (depending upon nature of case construction) or multiple stocks results in neg vote. Road-mapping and sign-posting are great forms of case structure. Organization is essential to ensuring all arguments are considered. Speeding and excessive evidence reading (w/o clash) produce little impact and detract from quality of the case.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Equal

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 3