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 6 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 2023 the relevant events are:
7 January Oceania Sprint – Launceston
9 January Oceanis Long – Bells Marsh St Helens
11 January Oceania Middle – Hunt Tin Mine St Helens
8 April Day 1 3-Days – Highlands
9 April Day 2 3-Days – Highlands
10 April Day 3 3-Days – Glenbrook
30 September Australian Middle Championships – Peterdine North
7 October Australian Long Championships – Avon Valley
8 October Australian Sprint – Methodist Ladies College and Christ Church Grammar College
As a number of orienteers have already gained 24 points there will be a number of orienteers who will amass 6 wins. Winning margins will be crucial in determining the winner of the Silva Medal..
Progressive scores will be published at events or in the evening of each event if possible .
After 7 events, 2 orienteers have maximum points (24) and 21 orienteers with 18 or more points from the first 7 events can reach 24 points if they attend and do well in the remainder of the events in WA.
Orienteering Australia Statistician
|* Previous Winner of the Silva Medal|