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UIL Speech Judges

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Kevin Fontenot

Current high school:
University of North Texas

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Central Heights, Nacogdoches, TX

Graduated high school: 2009

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
I was a 2a state qualifier in Informative Speaking and CX Debate. I competed in Speech and Debate all four years of my high school career.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I believe that debate is a game of strategy. I am a tab judge and will vote on anything as long as you can back it up. Stock Issues- Have fun with them. Do not be reliant on them. I want to see a broad number of arguments. Run harms, solvency, inherency, topicality. Run them all. Disads- The more the better. Disadvantages are beautiful in debate. A disad, when used as part of a more sophisticated strategy can be enough to push a debate team from the mediocre category to the great category. Please give me internal and specific links. Counterplans- These are great. They provide for better debate and allow the negative team to play the advocacy game. Show me competition, and advantages. Kritiks- Run them! Philosophy is fun. It can challenge the very basis of either teams ideas or way of advocacy. If you are going to run a Kritik know the basics behind them. Theory- Have fun. Theory provides a whole new insight to the debate process. I do not err aff or neg on theory. ethos, pathos, and logos- Know who your authors are. Know what they stand for. Ethos play as much a part in debate as logos. Pathos are a little trickier to use but if you want to go for it.


Rounds judged:

Contact Information

cell: 936 4623478

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 2 5 6