# Results: Pipe Band Example

Given the following occurring at one event:

3 pipe bands: Band A, Band B, and Band C

3 Adjudicators: Adjudicator 1, Adjudicator 2, Adjudicator 3

2 competition categories: March-Strathspey-Reel (bands A, B, and C) and Quick March Medley (only bands A and B)

... and the following results (as per the adjudicators' direct ranking)

March-Strathspey-Reel: bands A, B, and C (therefore N = 3)

The inverted ranking would be as follows:

The addition of inverted ranked points are as follows:

Band A: 8

Band B: 4

Band C: 6

Therefore the MSR prizes are as follows

1st prize: Band A (8 inverted ranking pts)

2nd prize: Band C (6 inverted ranking pts)

3rd prize: Band B (4 inverted ranking pts)

Quick March Medley: only bands A and B (therefore N = 2)

The inverted ranking would be as follows:

The addition of inverted ranked points are as follows:

Band A: 4

Band B: 5

Band C: 0

Therefore the QMM prizes are as follows

1st prize: Band B (5 inverted ranking pts)

2nd prize: Band A (4 inverted ranking pts)

The event's overall prizes for the pipe bands (competition entity = pipe bands) would be determined by adding the inverted rankings, as follows:

Band A: 8 + 4 = 12

Band B: 4 + 5 = 9

Band C: 6 + 0 = 6

Therefore the event's overall pipe band prizes are as follows

1st prize: Band A (12 inverted ranking pts)

2nd prize: Band B (9 inverted ranking pts)

3rd prize: Band C (6 inverted ranking pts)

Agreed: March 18th, 2010

Revised: June 8th, 2011