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UIL Speech Judges

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Nicolas Kamas

Current high school:
Blanco High School/Rice University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 1-3

High school attended:
Blanco High School

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
High School: 3 years in LD, 2nd place UIL State AA, 2005 1 year in CX, 1st place UIL State AA, 2007 College: 1 year Parliamentary debate, 2007-8 Assistant LD Coach, Fall 2008

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: Generally a policymaker. Kritiks must have post-fiat implications to be weighed. I don't much like topicality, but will vote on it if necessary. I can no longer keep up with excessive speed, so try to avoid it.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Issues
I generally base my decisions on criterion argumentation, i.e., the ability of a debater's criterion to define, weigh, and achieve the presented values in the round, based on the analysis provided in the contentions. I can no longer keep up with excessive speed, so try to avoid it.

Contact Information

cell: 512 6658354

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 3 Houston/Beaumont

I will travel to: 1 3 5