Bjorn Kjellstrom Cup

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History

Historically, The Björn Kjellström Trophy was awarded to top North American team at the North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC) based on total time for best two men and best two women from each nation.

Beginning in 2006, with the structure change to Spring/Middle/Long format, points toward the trophy are earned by the top 15 eligible members in the elite classes. In Canada the classes are M/F 20-34; in the U.S. the classes are M/F-21+ and M/F-20. NAOC 2012 added an elite sprint relay, a tradition that continues. That event also introduced the Future Champions Cup competition for junior team members.

Eligibility and Scoring (for 2012 and future years)

Eligibility: To count in the scoring for the BK Cup, runners must have full passport-holding citizenship of the country they are representing prior to the start of a race. Runners must also be members in good standing of the national federation they are representing prior to the start of a race. In case there is a need for last-minute membership (new or renewal), it will be sufficient to give the necessary paperwork and payment to the event director or his/her designated subordinate.

Before the competitions begin, any runners who are potentially eligible to represent more than one North American Federation must declare which country they intend to represent. Because this cup is a friendly competition, on a trial basis, there will not be a “credentials committee” but any protests will be referred to a jury to determine eligibility.

Scoring: There are three individual events for both men and women. Each is scored separately with 25 for first place, then 22, 19, 16, 13, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The best three for each country count. Points also accrue from the sprint relay: 50 for first team, 30 for second, 20 for third, 10 for fourth. Note that to get points a team has to finish within the time limit; no points for DQ or DNF. The overall score for each country is based on combined scores for men and women. In case of a tie, the cup is retained by the country in possession of it.


Winning Team Members by year:

2018 ♦ 2016201420122010
20082006200420022000
199819961994 19921990
1988 1986198419821980


1980 - CANADA

T. de St. Croix
S. Bruce
M. Piercy
R. Lowry

1982 - USA

S. Tarry
J. Rogers
S. Crawford
G. Gagarin

1984 - CANADA

D. Demonte
M. Robert
R. Lowry
M. Adams

1986 - CANADA

D. Demonte
K. Boulding
O. Naess
M. Adams

1988 - CANADA

T. de St. Croix
M. Robert
P. James
M. Adams

1990 - CANADA

T. de St. Croix
M. Robert
P. James
M. Adams

1992 - CANADA

M. Waddington
T. de St. Croix
N. Waddington
P. James

1994 - CANADA

P. James
C. Hagen
B. Graham
M. Waddington

1996 - CANADA

P. James
S. Richards
M. Waddington
W. Smith

1998 - CANADA

S. Smith
P. James
B. May
M. Waddington

2000 - CANADA

P. James
C. Mahoney
M. Waddington
N. Duca

2002 - CANADA

P. James
T. de St. Croix
R. Burnett
W. Smith

2004 - CANADA

S. Hott-Johansen
P. James
N. Duca
M. Waddington

2006 - CANADA

P. James
K. Smith
H. Smith
L. Oram
C. Revells
W. Smith
M. Smith
P. Goeres
H. Fransson
N. Duca
B. May

2008 - CANADA

E. Kemp
K. Smith
M. Bruno
P. James
M. Smith
B. May
J. Torrance
W. Smith

2010 - USA

S. Saeger
S. Zurcher
A. Crocker
A. Riley
J. Kjall
E. Bone
R. Smith
B. Granovskiy
E. Orekhova

2012 - USA

G. Barbone
E. Bone
A. Campbell
A. Childs
A. Crocker
B. Granovskiy
A. Jospe
C. Luis
K. Popova
A. Riley
W. Riley
S. Saeger
R. Smith
K. Walker
K. Williams-Middleton
S. Zhyk

2014 - USA

E. Bone
T. Borish
A. Campbell
H. Culberg
W. Enger
B. Granovskiy
A.Jospe
C. Luis
K. Popova
A. Riley
W. Riley
S. Saeger
E. Schirm
I. Smith
R. Smith
S. Zhyk

2016 - CANADA

last updated 23 November 2016