2018 Silva Medal – Progressive Scores after Australian Long Distance Championships

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  1. 2018 Silva Medal – Progressive Scores after Australian Long Distance Championships

The Silva Medal competition for 2018 is based on points for participating and placing in the Australian Championships ( Sprint, Medium and Long), and the Australian 3-Days Championships (each day considered as a separate event) and the South Australian Championships (Elite and A classes in M/W16 and above).

Points are scored for completing a course as follows: 1st4; 2nd3; 3rd2 and 1 for finishing, 1 point if there are less than 4 starters.

One’s best 6 from the above 7 events are used to determine the winner of the Silva Medal.

Progressive scores after the Australian 3 Days, and the Middle, Sprint and Long Distance Championships are published below.

The Statistician normally publishes runners who have amassed 20 points and above, so runners who have not yet acquired 16 points will not be included in the final list.

In recent years there has usually been a number of runners who have scored maximum points (24) in 6 of the events. A countback system based on winning margins is used to determine the winner.

It is probable that the winner will come from the list below. Of course if enough runners on the list fail to score significant points in the remaining event then others not on this short list could appear in the final list.

Jennifer Enderby is the only orienteer to have won all 5 relevant events conducted to date. However, as orienteers can discard their worst result others can still win the Silva Medal.

The list contains the following previous winners:

  • Jennifer Enderby (nee Anderson) CC.N 1986

  • Warren Key MF.V 2013

  • Aston Key MF.V 2015

  • Ann Ingwersen PO.A 2017

  • Jenny Bourne EU.V 2009, 2012, 2016

The only orienteers who can get the maximum 24 points are:

Jenny Bourne

Jennifer Enderby

Marina Iskhakova.

Of course should these runners not win tomorrow then other orienteers come into contention.

Darryl Erbacher