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UIL Speech Judges

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Timothy Garcia

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 4-6

High school attended:
Mansfield Summit High School, Arlington, TX

Graduated high school: 2003

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
Practiced CX Debate and extemporaneous speaking and competed in several high school tournaments throughout the 2002-2003 academic school year. I have also judged prose/poetry interpretation, extemporaneous, cx and ld debate every academic school year since Spring 2004; totaling approximately 30 tournaments.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 2
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I enjoy a well rounded debate with the use of strong evidence as well as equally strong communication skills. There needs to be clash for a clear decision to be made. Theory debates are enjoyable but the students turning a policy debate into a theory debate must know their material very well in order for it to be considered for decision making. Communication skills are important so the student must be clear and concise. Above all, the debate is an educational experience and it should be protrayed that the students are garnering a thorough understanding and knowledge of communication skills and the debate topic.


Rounds judged: 20
Approach: Issues
This typically turns into a philosophy debate. I look for a thorough understanding of the topic. I will come in knowing the topic, but I keep to a blank slate and ask that the students sway me to their side. This is a debate and will remain as such. Value debates are fine assuming clash remains constant. Otherwise, it will remain a "down the flow" debate.

Contact Information

cell: 817 729-9978

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 1 2 5 6