Every competition element now contributes to the Piper of the Year tally.
The following is a breakdown of the points that are given:
1st = 20 pts
2nd = 15 pts
3rd = 12 pts
4th = 10 pts
5th = 8 pts
Points are awarded to the first 5 placings only.
In the event of a tied result, the player with the most piobaireachd points for the season will be given preference, followed by element 1, 2 then 3.