The maximum number of points that can be given on any board is 2 * (n -1) where ’n’ is the number of times that board was played.
So, as the board was played 5 times, the maximum number of points is 8. So, you find the N/S pair with the highest score - Pam and Lorraine - and they are given 8 points. The N/S pair with the next highest score - Lynne and Betty - get 6 points - it always drops by 2 points.
If Pam and Lorraine get 8 points then their opponents MUST get 0 points. If Lynne and Betty get 6 points, then their opponents MUST get 2 points. The total number of points per pair per board will be 8 in this case.
Carrying on down the line, the next highest N/S score is for Julian and Sue who get 4 points. Having exhausted the N/S scores by running down them from highest to lowest, you then run up the E/W scores from lowest to highest and continue to assign N/S points in decreasing values of 2.
So the lowest E/W score was Ron and Diana so their N/S opponents - Lesley and Gillie - get 2 points and finally the best E/W score was for Pam and Dee so N/S Julie and Brenda get 0 points.
The table can then be fully populated because as I said above, the total number of points per pair per board will be 8 in this case.
Now look at board 6