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South West Orienteering League…

This is an annual competition running from September to Spring based on scores from a series of colour-coded events. More details can be found here

Scores after seven events can be found here

2019/2020 Fixtures:

Date Organising Club Venue Website
13th October 2019 DEVON Whitchurch Common, Dartmoor
27th October 2019 SARUM Sidbury Hill, Andover
10th November 2019 WIM Ringwood, New Forest
12th January 2020 NWO West Woods, Marlborough
19th January 2020 NGOC Lightening Tree Hill, Forest of Dean
2nd February 2020 BOK Stockhill, Mendips
1st March 2020 WESSEX Anderwood, New Forest
29th March 2020 QO Blackborough, Cullompton
19th April 2020 KERNO Polly Joke

Overall scores for 2018/19 can be found here (Amended 19th May)
Overall scores for 2017/18 can be found here

Prize Winners 2018/19:


Winner: Chesters (Ben) SARUM

Top Junior: Grierson (Flurry) DEVON


Winner: Nourse (Nick) NWO

Top Lady: Simmons (Alison) BOK

Top Junior: Perry (Tom) DEVON


Winner & Top Junior: Ward (Rebecca) NGOC

Top Man: Hext (Tony) QO

Short Green:

Winner: Vigar (Bill) QO

Top Lady: Green (Jill) DEVON

Light Green:

Winner & Top Junior: Medlock (Lyra) WSX

Top Man: Perry (Ben) DEVON


Winner & Top Junior: Bratcher-Howard (Harry) WIM


Winner: Bratcher-Howard (Monty) WIM

Top lady: Medlock (Eskarina) WSX

SWOA League Scoring System – Updated as of 20 March 2014

1. Points are awarded only on the Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow courses at SW League events.

2. Only members of SWOA on the day of the event score points. Runs must be
alone and unassisted for the competitor to score. Only a competitor’s first run

3. On each course the fastest SWOA competitor earns 1000 points. Other
competitors are awarded points using this calculation: Points = 1000 x fastest
time/competitor’s time. Points are not transferable between courses.

4. The results of competitors who have not completed three or more events on
the same colour course will not count in the calculation of the final scores for
the series; points will be recalculated omitting those competitors’ times.

5. The best five from nine events shall be used to calculate the score for the
series. If for any reason there are a different number of events the number to
count shall be: six from ten, five from eight, four from seven, four from six.

6. The competitor with the most points on a course will keep the perpetual
trophy for a year. Other awards will be made at the discretion of the Scorer and
SWOA and may vary from year to year. Trophies and awards can only be won by
competitors who have scored points in at least three events in the series.

A picture of the SW League trophies can be found here. Photo courtesy of Trevor Bridle

For previous scores and prize winners, please see the Archive section.