This week the Harpo, Groucho, Chico and Zeppo discuss speaker points in all their glory. The problem is, of course, that there are no objective criteria. We also raked MJP over the metaphoric coals in light of Big Bronx. The episode is here.
And this is the Bietz speaker point scale that I found a little stingy:
This scale is what a judge should use based on the ROUND itself, not the person's potential or reputation.
30= Perfect. Judges should think REALLY hard before giving a thirty.
29= Nearly perfect - Debated well enough in the round to win every tournament they attend. No mistakes.
27-28= Very good. Debated well enough to break and make it to deep outrounds. Could have beat 90% of the pool.
26= Good. Should end up with a winning record.
25= Average. Should be somewhere between 2-4 or 3-3.
24= Not good. Made a lot of mistakes. Spoke poorly.
23= Awful. Shouldn't win more than 1 round based on what you saw here.
22 and lower = offended you.