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The ROYAL COURT AWARDS- (all view)

Initially I was simply going to do a post thanking SJW, Rocketta, and various others for all their contributions with regards to all things Williams (especially "The Royal Court")- then I got to thinking, why not let others join in.

With the ESPY's over and done with it's got me thinking- maybe it's time for our first (semi) annual ROYAL COURT awards. What do you guys think? There's no one I respect more than the Williams fans on this board, and with that said, I'm thinking it would be kinda 'cool' if we had a chance to honor our own- so to speak.

STEFWHIT'S HALL OF FAME
Greatest Singles Player of All Time: Steffi Graf
Simply the BEST: Serena Williams [Proud MEMBER OF RENA'S ARMY]
The REAL GOAT Rafael Nadal
Future Inductees: Clijsters, C.Evert, A.Agassi, A.Berasategui, N. Zvereva, I.Majoli, M.Safin, Li Na, VIKA, and Del Potro
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The Awards will be presented (announced) the weekend before the start of the US Open (August 27/28th).

RULES FOR NOMINATIONS:

-All nominees must be royal court members (except for the Award to favorite non-member)
-All voters must be a member of The Royal Court
-You can't nominate yourself during the initial phase (although if there's a certain award you would like to be up for, please feel free to let peeps know)
-A maximum of two nomination per category (you don't have to vote in every category, although everyone's input is strongly encouraged)
-No votes will count past the deadline


The way it will work is as follows:

Phase One
The intial voting phase will consist of Royal Court members sending me their nominations for the various awards. Each member is allowed to submit up to two names per category. It is not necessary to vote in every category, although it is strongly encouraged. You are not allowed to vote for yourself during this phase, although you are allowed to campaing for votes. So if you wish to up for consideration it is ok to let people know which award you think you deserve. I will keep tabs of all the votes and once the deadline for phase one has passed I will then post the three highest vote getter for each respective category.

Phase Two
Phase two of the voting will then begin. Everyone must resubmit their votes choosing one person from a list of three possible candidates. During this phase, only one vote per category will count (if more than one name is submited only the first name listed will count). You are allowed to vote for yourself during this last phase. I will continue to take votes up until the listed deadline. Once the deadline has passed all votes will be calculated. The winners will be announced the weekend before the start of the US Open.


Sending in Votes:
Just PM me your list of nominees (votes). If you wish to keep them private please indicate so. After all the final votes have been caluculated I will gladly share all the votes with whomever request a copy of all the votes. Of course those who wish to keep their votes private will not be shared.

PS. You are allowed to vote for me... HAHAHA

Deadlines:

Phase One- the nominations (July 21- August 10th)
Phase Two- the final votes (August 12th- August 25th)
Awards Ceremony- August 28th

STEFWHIT'S HALL OF FAME
Greatest Singles Player of All Time: Steffi Graf
Simply the BEST: Serena Williams [Proud MEMBER OF RENA'S ARMY]
The REAL GOAT Rafael Nadal
Future Inductees: Clijsters, C.Evert, A.Agassi, A.Berasategui, N. Zvereva, I.Majoli, M.Safin, Li Na, VIKA, and Del Potro

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Deadlines:

Phase One- the nominations (July 21- August 10th)
Phase Two- the final votes (August 12th- August 25th)
Awards Ceremony- August 28th

PHASE ONE:

(Simply submit your nominees for each category, limit two nominees per category)

Most Supportive Serena fan- (this individual goes over and beyond in setting the record straight. you can find this member on the GM boards fighting all the misconceptions, lies, and hatred aimed toward Serena.)

Most Supportive Venus fan- (this individual goes over and beyond in setting the record straight. you can find this member on the GM boards fighting all the misconceptions, lies, and hatred aimed toward Venus.)

Most Supportive Williams Sister fan- (this individual goes over and beyond in setting the record straight. you can find this member on the GM boards fighting all the misconceptions, lies, and hatred aimed toward both Venus and Serena.)

The "Highly Valued" Award- (This award goes to any member you want for any reason you like. The nominees will consist of posters who you generally hold in high regards for any reasons you deem worthy. Comments are encouraged for this particular category alongside your list of nominees.)

The "SUNSHINE" Award- (This award goes to the members you feel does a good job of lifting everyone's spirits... It could be a post, a comment, or perhaps a word of encouragement- anything that adds to the overall goodness, with regards to Venus and or Serena)

The "Humanitarian" Award- (This award is designed to say thank you to those members who are always willing lend a helping hand... providing avatars, posting links, providing pictures, creating new Williams forums, etc.. These individuals make life a lot less complicated and a lot more enjoyable.)

The "Philosophical" Decree- (This award is given to those posters who often use a lot of thought and analytical reasoning when passionately posting about Venus and or Serena. These are the posters that will point out inconsistencies and contradictions with regards to the "haters". They do a great job of articulating their thoughts which positively impact Venus and or Serena in this forum.)

"Freshman" Award- (This award goes to any individual who has less than 500 post whom you feel has made a positive contribution with regards to Venus and or Serena)

"Old-timer" Award- (This award goes to any individual who has more than 1000 posts whom you feel has made a positive contribution with regards to Venus and or Serena)

The "Spirit" Award- (This award is given to those posters who have a knack for lightheartedness, and constantly keep things fun. These posters have a good attitude a great sense of humor, and always help in keeping things from ever being too serious)

Special Shout-Out Award- (this is the only award given to any NON-MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COURT. these nominees might be fans of other players, but through their interactions with Royal Court members they are courteous and respectful)

Royal Court's Highest Honors: SJW and Rokkstarr (for future awards the Royal Court Founders, SJW and Rokkstarr will determine the winner(s) of this most prestigious of award. The first year of our awards ceremony this award must naturally go to the founders of The Royal Court)

Once all the nominees have been counted, the top three vote getters in each category will be announced. Then another voting session will commence to determine the winner from the those selected in the earlier stages.

STEFWHIT'S HALL OF FAME
Greatest Singles Player of All Time: Steffi Graf
Simply the BEST: Serena Williams [Proud MEMBER OF RENA'S ARMY]
The REAL GOAT Rafael Nadal
Future Inductees: Clijsters, C.Evert, A.Agassi, A.Berasategui, N. Zvereva, I.Majoli, M.Safin, Li Na, VIKA, and Del Potro

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I like this

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WOW!!!!

I've already recieved some nominations, that's EXCELLENT!!!!!

PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING!!!!!!

STEFWHIT'S HALL OF FAME
Greatest Singles Player of All Time: Steffi Graf
Simply the BEST: Serena Williams [Proud MEMBER OF RENA'S ARMY]
The REAL GOAT Rafael Nadal
Future Inductees: Clijsters, C.Evert, A.Agassi, A.Berasategui, N. Zvereva, I.Majoli, M.Safin, Li Na, VIKA, and Del Potro
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i think you mean Rokkstarr as founder, not Rocketta
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After only one day, the response has been extreemly good. I have already recieved over 10 votes- nice way to get things started. For those of you who haven't voted get in on the fun. This is our way to say thanks to one another for making this forum that much more enjoyable.

Good job everyone!

STEFWHIT'S HALL OF FAME
Greatest Singles Player of All Time: Steffi Graf
Simply the BEST: Serena Williams [Proud MEMBER OF RENA'S ARMY]
The REAL GOAT Rafael Nadal
Future Inductees: Clijsters, C.Evert, A.Agassi, A.Berasategui, N. Zvereva, I.Majoli, M.Safin, Li Na, VIKA, and Del Potro
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serena
naomi osaka × aravane rezaļ × sabine lisicki × venus williams × destanee aiava × sloane stephens
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I think I want to make one revision:
-when I list the top vote getters (per category,) I'll ist the top 5 instead of just the top 3 in each category. I figure if the real point of this is to show our appreciation and thank one another then the more people who get recognition the better it is for everyone.

I'm also going to be sending out mass mailings to everone recieving at least one nomination (in any of the categories) and encourage them to make sure that they've voted as well. (Don't worry I will only be sending ONE to each person brought up for nomination.) So you may recieve an email asking you to vote, even though you may have already voted. Everyone recieving an email will at least know that their fellow Royal Court members are appreciative of their contributions and thinking of them.

STEFWHIT'S HALL OF FAME
Greatest Singles Player of All Time: Steffi Graf
Simply the BEST: Serena Williams [Proud MEMBER OF RENA'S ARMY]
The REAL GOAT Rafael Nadal
Future Inductees: Clijsters, C.Evert, A.Agassi, A.Berasategui, N. Zvereva, I.Majoli, M.Safin, Li Na, VIKA, and Del Potro
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THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!!
I LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE!

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THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!!
I LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE!
Ditto, to that, now who is working on the Royal Court Ball, can you imagine, all of us together???lol
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Cool, doing it now.


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This is great. I already have some people in mind just reading the categories.
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I turned in my nominations

Really, don't even look at me...
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Still working on mine. Will turn them in before the week is over.

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