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UIL Speech Judges

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Jacob Kirksey

Current high school:
Colorado College

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 4-6

High school attended:
Lubbock High School

Graduated high school: 2011

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
Competed in all four events for all four years of high school Placed 1st in every event several times in high school 5A State octofinalist in CX debate Placed 4th at the 5A state academic meet in Informative Speaking

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 15
Judging approach: policy maker
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I can handle speed, but I believe CX is still a communication event. Thus, I will give preference to those debaters who do not rely on speed during the round. I vote primarily on impacts. Give me an impact calculus at the end of every rebuttal, and do your best to do all the flow work for me.


Rounds judged: 3
Approach: Equal
The most underrated issue in LD debate is the Value Criterion. Usually, the debater with the standing VC will win the round. However, in order to uphold the VC, you have to demonstrate its uniqueness and application throughout your case and your attacks on your opponent's.

Contact Information

cell: 806 5441991

Availability Information

Meet types:
Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 7 Panhandle

I will travel to: 7 8