Silva Medal – Progress after 8 Events

Darryl ErbacherUncategorized

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 8 events, 2 orienteers have maximum points (24) and 9 of the orienteers with 20 or more points from the first 8 events can reach 24 points if they attend and do well in the last event in WA.


Darryl Erbacher

Orienteering Australia Statistician

Euan Best EV V M16A 24
Alex Tarr YV V M80A 24
Jenny Bourne AO A W65A 23
Jennifer Enderby NC N W55A 23
Geoff Lawford AO A M65A 23
Paula Shingler BF N W60A 22
Cathy McComb AL T W50A 22
Bruce Arthur MF V M45A 22
Craig Dufty BO W M50A 21
Briohny Seaman WR N W40A 21
Sophie Best TF T W18A 20
Mace Neve RR A W35A 20