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UIL Speech Judges

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Tessa Gregory

Current high school:
Three Rivers

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Three Rivers Jr/Sr High

Graduated high school: 2014

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I competed in CX for four years and qualified for UIL State three years. I broke to the second day two out of the three years. I also qualified for Nationals in CX my senior year. I participated in poetry for three years and made it to regionals one year. I participated in extemp throughout the four years I was in high school. I have been judging tournaments for the past two years and have stayed up to date on the current resolution.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 30
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: I am a Tab judge that will listen to just about everything besides Kritics. Impacts are heavily weighed when I am evaluating the round so if the debater can prove that they win on the arguments provided in the round and their arguments out weigh, then they have a higher chance in winning the round. The debater needs to be able to clearly articulate the points they are trying to present and if an important detail is not mentioned in their speech then that argument will not be weighed in the round (i.e. the debater needs to do the work not me)


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
I am not very familiar with LD so the simpler the better. I want the debater to explain why I should value their argument and give reasoning behind it.

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 4