A Short History of the CWMC Awards

The CWMC Awards started during the preparation for CWMC2 in July 1998.  Georgia Powers, webmaster of the now defunct GPPAYS.COM website, wanted to give out a few awards to highlight deserving brothel, providers, and others.  He put up a voting page on his Georgia Powers' Bordello Connection and asked posters on his message board to vote for their favorites in two categories, Brothel of the Year and Courtesan of the year for the year 1997.  GP also gave out another award called the GP's Choice award with the winner to be chosen by GP.  The results of the first year of voting resulted in Katherine Leigh of the Sagebrush Ranch 1 being chosen as Courtesan of the Year and the Sagebrush Ranch 1 winning Brothel of the Year.  Bashful, the publisher of a brothel FAQ on his old Bashful@paranoia.com website which was the seminal document that engendered the online LPIN community, won the GP's Choice award.  After the voting was completed GP called Interested bystander, who was organizing a dinner during CWMC2, and asked if he could present the awards during the dinner.  Katherine Leigh attended the dinner and accepted her award in person and also accepted the BOY award on behalf of the Sagebrush Ranch.  Bashful was on hand to accept his award also.

After CWMC2 GP was unsure whether he wanted to present awards again or not.  This ambivalence opened the door for another group to present awards.  At that time ICQ instant messaging was very new and all the rage among the online LPIN community.  During a chat one night that included Curious, Interested bystander, Klatch, Arcticbear, and other message board posters from the time it was decided that an awards committee would be formed to conduct voting and present two awards, Courtesan of the Year and Brothel of the Year.   The committee consisted of the people present in the chat and Bashful who was named chairman in absencia since he refused to use ICQ on his computer at that time.  Voting rules were worked out and a voting webpage was put on the net.  The Courtesan of the Year winner was Cindy Spice of the Sagebrush Ranch 1 while the Sagebrush Ranch 1 garnered their second straight Brothel of the Year award.  The awards were once again presented at the CWMC3 dinner.  Also at that dinner a group of posters presented an award to Tessa who was a prolific poster at that time and who had also worked at Kitty's Cathouse and the original Mustang Ranch.

The third year for the CWMC Awards was the year 2000 and CWMC4.   GP once again wanted to present awards as did Arcticbear.  They each held separate voting, GP on his website which had been renamed to GP's Bordello Connection and AB on his CWMC.ORG website.  For the purpose of this history and this website the GP's awards are recognized as the CWMC Awards and consist of a Courtesan of the Year award, Brothel of the Year award, and a John of the Year award all determined by public vote.  The Courtesan of the Year winner was Nikita of Kitty's Cathouse and Brothel of the Year was Kitty's Cathouse.  The John of the Year award was presented to Flyfisher.  The awards were to be presented at the CWMC4 dinner but were lost by the shipper so certificates were presented to the winners instead.  Flyfisher and Nikita were present to receive their awards while Dusty Rose accepted the BOY award on behalf of Kitty's Cathouse.

The fourth year for awards was 2001 and CWMC5.  This marked the last year that GP sponsored awards and also was the final year of GP's Bordello Connection as GP moved on to other interests and sold his GPPAYS.COM domain to a porn website redirecter.   Again,  a public vote was held through GP's website ending in a three-way tie for Courtesan of the Year between Shannon of the Sagebrush Ranch 2, Nikita of Kitty's Cathouse, and Adele who worked at both Kitty's and the Sagebrush Ranch 1.  The Sagebrush Ranch 1 also won it's third Brothel of the Year award.  GP also once again presented a GP's choice award to Alexa Albert, a researcher who had actually lived for a short time at the original Mustang Ranch and published the book "Brothel: Mustang Ranch and it's Women" in 2001 and included a section on the internet community in the book.  Alexa had interviewed a few GPPAYS posters at one of the CWMC picnics.  Due to the expense of replacing the lost awards from the previous year and purchasing three COY awards GP asked Arcticbear to help pay for the awards and in return Arcticbear was the presenter of the awards at the CWMC5 dinner.  Nikita and Shannon were both on hand to accept their awards while Shannon accepted for the Sagebrush Ranch.  Alexa Albert was unable to attend but did send a recorded acceptance speech which was not played due to technical difficulties.

The fifth year for awards was 2002 and CWMC6.  With GP out of the picture Arcticbear sponsored the awards for CWMC6 and called them the CWC awards.  A public vote was held by AB for four awards, Courtesan of the Year, Brothel of the Year, and Small Brothel of the Year, and Most Improved Brothel of the Year.  Summer of the Chicken Ranch was selected as Courtesan of the Year while the Chicken Ranch won it's first Brothel of the Year award.   The Shady Lady Ranch was chosen as the Small Brothel of the Year.  Sheri's Ranch was the Most Improved Brothel of the Year.  Two members of management from the Chicken Ranch were on hand to accept the BOY award and Bobbi, owner of the Shady Lady Ranch, was on hand to accept her award.

The sixth year for awards was 2003 and CWMC7.   This year there was no public voting.  Curious selected his own Courtesan of the Year, Chay of the Shady Lady Ranch, and also presented a couple of other people with awards.  The COY and other awards were presented at the CWM7 dinner.

After the lack of a public vote for CWMC7 there was a minor outcry for public awards which by this time had become an expected part of the CWMC festivities by not only the posters but the ladies and brothels as well.  FredT, a regular poster on both the Sex in Nevada and Nevada Brothels message boards, stepped up to sponsor awards and hold public voting for awards covering the year 2003 to be presented at CWMC8 in July 2004.  In his first year presenting awards FredT ended up with a tie vote.   The winners of the Courtesan of the Year award were Shanice of the Wild Horse Canyon Resort and Chay of the Shady Lady Ranch.   The Wild Horse Canyon Resort won the Brothel of the Year award while the Shady Lady won it's second Small Brothel of the Year award.  Shanice and Chay were on hand to accept their awards while Shanice accepted for the Wild Horse.   Bobbi was presented with her award later as the dinner organizers did not want brothel management to attend for a number of reasons.

FredT sponsored awards once again in 2005 for CWMC9.   A website was put up and a public vote was held for the same three awards that were presented the previous year.  The winner of the Courtesan of the Year was Tabitha of Lance's World Famous Brothel (now The World Famous Mustang Ranch) who had also worked at the Old Bridge Ranch during the year.   Brothel of the Year was once again the Wild Horse Canyon Resort with the Shady Lady Ranch winning a third Small Brothel of the Year award.   Bobbi, owner of the Shady Lady Ranch, had earlier protested the banning of owners and managers from the CWMC dinner and, during the voting process, had asked that her brothel be removed from the voting.  FredT decided it would be too difficult to redo the voting at that point and so, as a joke, most of the Shady Lady votes actually came in as "the Shady Lady just to piss Bobbi off".   Hopefully she received the results with the kidding humor that was intended.  Tabitha was unable to attend but there were ladies at the dinner from the Wild Horse to accept on their behalf.   Tabitha was presented with her award later at the brothel.   Also this year the now defunct Nevada Brothel Girl's website, which had been included for qualifying voters for two years, held their own Courtesan of the Year contest and they also voted Tabitha as their COY.   Fastweb announced the winner and displayed the award at the CWMC9 dinner and later presented the award to Tabitha at the brothel.

This brings us to 2006 and CWMC10.  FredT once again sponsored awards and put up a website for public voting.  The Courtesan of the Year winner was Carolina of the Wild Horse Canyon Resort.  Brothel of the Year once again went to the Wild Horse while the Shady Lady garnered it's fourth Small Brothel of the Year award.  Carolina had planned to attend the dinner and was actually on her way when a regular customer showed up at the brothel and she had to return.  Several ladies from the Wild Horse were in attendance however and they accepted the BOY award for the Wild Horse.  Carolina was presented with her award later the same night at the brothel.  This year management was allowed at the dinner but none attended.  Bobbi had dropped her protest but was unable to attend the dinner and was presented with her award later.

In 2007 FredT was unable to attend CWMC 11 due to family committments, therefore he was not going to finance awards or conduct voting.  Since the annual awards have become an expected part of the event a few members of the group got together and offered to help Fred with both the financing and voting.   The group consisted of FredT, Ex-Okie, Bashful, Interested bystander, and one other member of the group who for personal reasons would prefer to remain anonymous.   Despite insinuations to the contrary, no brothels, staff, or paid agents were involved in the award process.  The winner of the Courtsan of the Year award was Jenny Lane of the Moonlite Bunnyranch.  The Brothel of the Year winner was once again the Wild Horse Adult Resort.  Bobbi of the Shady Lady Ranch garnered her fifth Small Brothel of theYear award.  There was a first this year in that it was the first time the Courtesan of the year did not work at the Brothel of the year with many voters splitting their ballots.

In 2008, CWMC 12, the Awards Committee continued to conduct voting and select awards for Courtesan of the Year, Brothel of the Year, and Small Brothel of the Year.  The committee consisted of FredT, Bashful, Interested bystander, Little Richard, Hiking Guy, gimpyandlimpy, and one other member of the group who for personal reasons would prefer to remain anonymous.  The winner of the Courtesan of the Year award was Anna Suvari of the Moonlite Bunnyranch.  The brothel of the Year winner was once again the Wild Horse Adult Resort and Spa.   Bobbi of the Shady Lady Ranch garnered her sixth Small Brothel of the Year award.

In 2009, CWMC 13, the Awards Committee continued to conduct voting and select awards for Courtesan of the Year, Brothel of the Year, and Small Brothel of the Year.  The committee consisted of FredT, Bashful, Interested bystander, Little Richard, Hiking Guy, gimpyandlimpy, East Coast Guy.  The winner of the Courtesan of the Year award was Anna Suvari of the Moonlite Bunnyranch.  The brothel of the Year winner was the Moonlite Bunnyranch.   Bobbi of the Shady Lady Ranch garnered her seventh Small Brothel of the Year award.

In 2010, CWMC 14, the Awards Committee continued to conduct voting and select awards for Courtesan of the Year, Brothel of the Year, and Small Brothel of the Year.  The committee consisted of FredT, Bashful, Interested bystander, Little Richard, Hiking Guy, gimpyandlimpy, East Coast Guy.  The winner of the Courtesan of the Year award was Anna Suvari of the Moonlite Bunnyranch.  The brothel of the Year winner was the Moonlite Bunnyranch.   Bobbi of the Shady Lady Ranch garnered her eighth Small Brothel of the Year award.  At the committee meeting held at the CWMC 14 picnic it was decided that in future contests previous Courtesan of the Year winners would be ineligible.  The thought was that this would allow other deserving ladies to be recognized.  BOY and SBOY winners were still eligible for future contests.

In 2011, CWMC 15, the Awards Committee continued to conduct voting and select awards for Courtesan of the Year, Brothel of the Year, and Small Brothel of the Year.  The committee consisted of  Interested bystander, Little Richard, Hiking Guy, gimpyandlimpy, Ex-okie, Log Cabin, afriend, sunseeker, and OldFatMan.  The winner of the Courtesan of the Year award was Lexy of the Chicken Ranch.   The Brothel of the Year award was presented to the Love Ranch (formerly Madame Kitty's Fantasy Ranch, Kitty's Cathouse, Miss Kitty's Pussycat Lounge, and Bunnyranch 2).  The Small Brothel of the Year award was won by Inez's D&D in Elko.   Only Inez's was not in attendance so their award was later presented at the brothel.

In 2012, CWMC 16, the Awards Committee continued to conduct voting and select awards for the Courtesan of the Year, Brothel of the Year, and Small Brothel of the Year.   The committee consisted of 
afriend, Ex-okie, Gimpyandlimpy, Hiking Guy, Interested bystander, Little Richard, Log Cabin, OldFatMan, and sunseeker.   The winner of the Courtesan of the Year award was Envy of Sheri's Ranch.   The Brothel of the Year award went to Sheri's Ranch.   The Small Brothel of the Year award was won by the Dovetail in Carlin.   All winners had a representative on hand to accept the awards.