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UIL Speech Judges

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Kyle Hammonds

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 11 or more

High school attended:

Graduated high school: 2010

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college:

Judging qualifications:
2x Regional Finalist in UIL Lincoln-Douglas National Qualifier in NFL Lincoln-Douglas Experience in judging every available main event for 3+ years in various curcuits (including multiple UIL districts and a region) Competed in CX, LD, extemp and One-Act Play in high school ... have taken collegiate theatre courses on oral interpretation Currently pursuing a degree in speech and communications ... have worked as an LD case writer, LD and interp consultant and assistant coach at various high schools since graduation

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged:
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm:

LD

Rounds judged: 20+
Approach: Equal
Philosophy:
My paradigm on LD places significant importance on traditional clash of the value and criterion. The winner of the rounds I watch will rely upon one debater to prove that their own standard/criterion is preferable to their opponent's - giving me a weighing mechanism for the round - and then the person who is most consistent under that standard will be selected. If it is difficult to choose whose framework I should use or how to evaluate the round, I tend to default to a risk or cost / benefit analysis and weigh the impacts of the contentions.

Contact Information

email: elyk@kgnews.org
cell: 972 369-4173
office:

Availability Information

Meet types:
State Meet

Qualified for:
Prose/Poetry
LD

Travel

Region of residence:
Area 2 Dallas/Fort Worth

I will travel to: 1