The Silva Medal is awarded to the Australian orienteer who best performs relative to their class in specified events.
Points are awarded for Days 1, 2 and 3 of the Australian 3-Days
Championship, the Australian Long Distance Championships, the
Australian Middle Distance Championships, the Australian Sprint
Championships, any State Championship conducted at the 3-Days carnival and
the Australian Championships Carnival and the Asia Pacific
Orienteering Championships or Oceania Championships (when
conducted in Australia) as follows: 1st – 4 points, 2nd – 3 points, 3rd –
2 points, for otherwise finishing 1 point.
The Silva Medal winner is the orienteer with the maximum number of
points accumulated from their best six events. In the event of a tie,
the Silva Medal will be determined by count back using the average of the six best winning margins.
In 2019 the relevant events will be:
20 April Day 1 3-Days Scotts College
21 April Day 2 3-Days Hill Park Dale
22 April Day 3 3-Days Umuna
26 April Australian Sprint Narrogin
27 April Australian Middle Narrogin
28 September Oceania Sprint Wagga
29 September Australian Long Wagga
5 October Oceania Long Wangaratta
6 October Oceania Middle Beechworth
As there 9 qualifying events in 2019 it is expected there will be more runners than usual who will amass six wins. Winning margins will be crucial is determining the winner of the Silva Medal this year.
Progressive scores will be published at events if possible or in the evening of each event.
Orienteering Australia Statistician