Applying this scoring system to the 2021 MSO 7 Wonders tournament (results can be seen here https://mso.juliahayward.com/Report/EventResults?year=2021&eventCode=WOOC)
The top 4 finishers are straightforward to score as there are no ties. Maciej scores 40 Grand Prix points, Ondrej scores 28, Batal 20 and Quy-Dang 12.
Top 5% points are eligible to be scored by any players who finish in 7th position or better. This is calculated using the total number of participants (140) and multiplying that by 0.05 which gives 7. Therefore 8 Grand Prix points would be awarded to Laura, Lumin and Nico.
Top 10% points will go to players within the top 140 x 0.10 = 14 positions. This would cover all of the players who finished tied for 8th, 10th and 13th positions, scoring 6 Grand Prix points each.
Top 25% points go to players within the top 140 x 0.25 = 35 positions. There was a large group of players who finished in joint 35th place which is just good enough for them to be classified in the Top 25%. Had these players tied for 36th position they would have narrowly missed the Top 25%. 4 Grand Prix points each go to everyone from tied 16th to tied 35th.
Top 50% points go to players within the top 140 x 0.50 = 70 positions. 2 Grand Prix points apply to all players from tied 49th up to and including the group who finished tied for 68th position. The players above 49th have already been scored into other groups for more points so take those scores rather than the 2 points for Top 50%.
As this example shows, when there are ties in the results it is commonplace for more than 50% of players to be awarded with points as we will not apply tiebreaks to separate such players.
The points outlined here are still subject to the scoring modifiers that may change the actual number of points that a player will be seen to be awarded on the standings table. For instance if this is a player’s best result from a Multiplayer game then they may double their score (for example Maciej could double his 40 to 80), but remember this can only be done for one event in each category.