Team Competition

Team competition adds an extra dimension to the individual sport of orienteering. Team competition combines the individual results of the team members to give a team "score". Typically teams are comprised of three or four members competing on the same course with the three best times of the team members counting toward the team time for the day. So even if a team member has a poor performance on the first day, they are motivated to perform well on later days because their time may help the overall team time.

The specific rules for team competition at a meet may vary from the typical so the meet information must be reviewed carefully.

Junior ROTC Team Competition

At meets in the southwest, a special team scoring has been developed for the high school Junior ROTC groups where there may not be three or four members of the group competing on a course, particularily the more difficult courses at the start of a season.

Scores are earned by the top five males and top five females from a team. Example: Seven male members and six female members of a team place in the top three of any age-sex-course category. Only the highest five male and five female scores will count towards the Meet Score. Ties are won by the team with the most medals overall. The following schedule governs the scoring:

 

PLACE

(in age/gender class)

COURSE

RED

GREEN

BROWN

ORANGE

YELLOW

WHITE

1 st

8

7

6

5

4

3

2 nd

7

6

5

4

3

2

3 rd

6

5

4

3

2

1

 

Awards: Trophies will be awarded to the top three male teams and the top three female teams, based on the scoring schedule above.

Fees: There is no additional cost for team participation.

Again, it is important to stress that the specific team rules, scoring, and number of trophies may vary at a particular meet, so it is important to review these in the meet information.

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Updated: 07/13/2004