Results of the medallists in the top three places in South African gold panning championships from 1998 until 2023.
The results are for the official categories recognised by the World Gold Panning Association. An official children’s’ category was added in 2022, but previous results have been included so that you can follow the progress of the competitors from children, through juniors to adults.
Note that the South African Gold Panning Association hosted the World Gold Panning Championships in 2005, 2012 and 2023.
Results: Proficient Men
Results: Proficient Women
Results: Children (Official Category from 2022)
Results: Traditional Pan
Until 2017 the traditional pan category was panned with either Estwing or Batea pans, alternating from year-to-year. Since 2018 both categories have been included in the national championships and the results for these traditional pan categories follow in separate tables below.
Results: Estwing Pan
Results: Batea Pan
Note – There was no Batea Pan event in 2023