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UIL Speech Judges

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Bob Beideck

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 7

High school attended:
Canterbury High School (IN)

Graduated high school: 2008

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I graduated in 2008 from Canterbury High School (Fort Wayne, IN) after competing in middle and high school. I had been helping judge, coach and run tournaments for my high school speech coach (2008-2014), prior to accepting a job in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I competed in Student Congress, Discussion, Original Oratory and US Extemp. I achieved the degree of Distinction while competing in high school. I have coached and/or judged most other speech and debate events with the exception of policy debate (CX). I have been helping judge for tournaments in the area since coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2014.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach:
Policy priority:
Evidence philosophy:


Rounds judged: 5
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Clarity in arguments, such as not speech too fast (I usually can understand rather fast talk, but I always let the debaters know that if I stop writing or typing they are probably going too fast). Not dismissing opponents are arguments without a legitimate reason (i.e. why?). Voters are important in the final decision.

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 2 5 6 8