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UIL Speech Judges

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Ben Allison

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 1

High school attended:
Kingwood High School

Graduated high school: 2014

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I got 4th speaker at 5A UIL CX State and 5th place overall last year. The year before I made it to Octos.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 5
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
Policy priority: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: Tab. I'll vote on non-BS theory if you win competing interpretations. I'm decent at the K, but don't get crazy. I can handle speed. Be funny or entertaining. Sarcasm is fine, but don't be a jerk. Things not to read in front of me: OSPEC RVI on Topicality Joke arguments with no relevant framework just to be funny I'll be able to give a more comprehensive paradigm in the room. Feel free to ask questions. I'm very relaxed.


Rounds judged: 0

Contact Information

cell: 281 8440660
office: 281 8440660

Availability Information

Meet types:
District CX State

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 3