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2011 TXMMA Awards – Election Process





 

Election Process

The election process set forth below will be the process in which the winners will be chosen for the 2011 TXMMA Awards. The process has been designed to allow for the unbiased election of the top nominees for each of the 2011 TXMMA Award Categories.

There will be two distinct entities for deciding the winners of the 2011 TXMMA Awards: A confidential panel of judges who have been appointed by TXXMA and deemed by TXMMA to be extremely knowledgeable in the Texas MMA and BJJ/Grappling community and an online populous vote. Below is a description of each of the two entities and their contributions to the decision making process:

 

The Confidential Panel

The confidential panel will consist of members appointed by TXXMA. Each member of the panel will be deemed extremely knowledgeable in the Texas MMA and BJJ/Grappling community by TXMMA. The panel members’ judgment will make up 75% of the overall decision making process with regards to determining the best nominees for each category. Each member of the panel will individually go through each of the categories and assign based on the criteria provided for each category on the ballot the person they believe to be the Best Overall Pick for that category. Each member will also choose a 1st Runner Up as well as a 2nd Runner Up from the nominee pool for that particular category. Once this had been done, the panel will convene at an undisclosed date and time to discuss each category in detail to guarantee each category and its nominees has been accurately analyzed.

 

The Populous Vote

The populous vote will be held in an online fashion. The vote will allow for the general public and Texas MMA/BJJ/Grappling community to cast their votes on who they feel should be the winners of each of the respective categories.  The populous vote will be held for a disclosed amount of time which will be forthcoming. Voting will not commence until the designated start time and only votes cast during the allotted time will be counted. The populous vote will make up the remaining 25% of the decision making process in choosing the winners for each of the 2011 TXMMA Awards. The link to the populous voting poll will be disclosed forthcoming.

The decisions and winners will be based on a point scale system. Upon completion of the panel’s individual analysis, each nomine who receives a Best Overall Pick will be awarded 3 points. Each nominee who receives a 1st Runner Up will receive 2 points. Finally, each nominee who receives a 2nd Runner Up will receive 1 point. Upon completion of the populous vote, the nominee who receives the most votes will be deemed the populous vote’s Best Overall Pick and will receive 3 points. The nominee who receives the second most votes will be deemed the populous vote’s 1st Runner Up and will receive 2 points. Finally, the nominee who receives the third most votes will be deemed the populous vote’s 2nd Runner Up and will receive 1 point.

After completion of both processes, the numbers will be totalled for each nominee and the winner will be the nominee with the most points in their respective categories.

In the event of a tie the winner will be decided upon by the confidential panel based on a group decision. If a unanimous decision cannot be met then the majority will be used to determine the winner.

 

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

 

The nominees for best grappler are:

► Joe

► Bob

► Bill

► Dean

 

Judge 1:

Best Overall Pick:                  Joe                  3pts

1st Runner Up:                        Bill                   2pts

2nd Runner Up:                      Dean               1pts

 

Judge 2:

Best Overal Pick:                    Bill                   3pts

1st Runner Up:                        Dean               2pts

2nd Runner Up:                       Joe                  1pts

 

Judge 3:

Best Overall Pick:                  Bill                   3pts

1st Runner Up:                        Joe                  2pts

2nd Runner Up:                      Dean               1pts

 

Populous Vote:

Best Overall Pick:                  Joe                  3pts

1st Runner Up:                        Bill                   2pts

2nd Runner Up:                      Dean               1pts

 

WINNER

 

► Best Overall Pick with 10 pts: Bill ( 2+3+3+2)

 

* Note: Number of judges may vary for the actual confidential panel.

 

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