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UIL Speech Judges

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Timothy Betts

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 2

High school attended:
Nimitz High School

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 1
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: For CX, I find that it is important for the individuals in the round to be able to set it up for me to evaluate it as they would like me to. However, I find that most students fail to do this. In the case there is not enough justification for me to buy into the framework established by either the affirmative or the negative, I default to a stock issues, policy maker approach.


Rounds judged: 3
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
LD needs to be about the value. There is a reason that LD is not policy. I hate it when an LD round becomes as technical as a policy debate, because it is not meant to be. Reflecting the substantive issues in the debate, it is important to be able to communicate the fundamental arguments and clash with them in an interesting and philosophical manner. It is key to LD that it be focused on the value and the philosophical issues.

Contact Information

cell: 469 878-740

Availability Information

Meet types:
District Regional

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 2