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UIL Speech Judges

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Justin Kellough

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: yes

Conference: 3A

Number of years coached: 2

Number of tournaments judged: 4-6

High school attended:
Daingerfield High School in Daingerfield, TX

Graduated high school: 2005

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: no

Judging qualifications:
In high school I competed in CX, Prose, and Persuasive Extemp, competing at the state and region level. Throughout college I judged speech and debate meets on a regular basis, maintaining familiarity with high school competition. I have judge at the district level for both CX and LD. For the past two years, I have served as the CX coach for Gonzales High School in Gonzales, TX.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 10
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I was trained to focus primarily on stock issues, placing a very high emphasis on upholding them on the affirmative, and calling them into question on the negative. I vote on Topicality, Significance/Harms, Inherency, and Solvency. In addition, calling into question the plan, and off case arguments hold weight. I have no interest in Kritiks or Counterplans- we are given a resolution, and have no choice but to debate within that framework, so why waste time arguing against it? In order for a DA to hold any weight, it must clearly outweigh the harms of the affirmative case and be unique to the affirmative plan. The affirmative has the burden to uphold every stock issue- losing on one results in a win for the negative. Drops of substantial issues by the affirmative result in automatic wins for the negative. However, in order for an argument to be voted on, the negative should carry it throughout the round (especially rebuttals). I LOVE when the negative splits the block.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Equal
Essentially, the debater that best shows their criterion uphold their value wins the round.

Contact Information

cell: 903 2414715

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 1 Austin/San Antonio

I will travel to: 1 4 5