I have only ever lurked here, soaking up the shared wisdom of the board. The competitor who posted the original posting needs to be clearer on the details. I was judging larger schools in that tournament and a male judge in the elimination rounds the op lost told me he voted against a team because a debater was being immature and unsportsmanlike. For reference, the original poster's school went 0-4 first elimination Thursday night. The next morning I judged two teams who had won Thursday night and neither was novice, however there were two other teams I did not see.