I am reviewing SkatingScores for greater understanding about how the judges arrived at the score given. I am a bit confused reading the tables for the RD. I am not sure how base and total boxes work - are the scores given for each each partner of a base and multiplier to get a total ranking.

For example the twizzles, the first 6 couples all got level 4 for the twizzles, the same base of 1 and different totals. How can I tell how the total was derived and what made the difference? In the step seq for C/B each partner got a different level W4-M2 and the base was 8.21, total 11.94, L/B scored W3-M3 and the base was 8.20, total10.89. What am I not seeing to account for the 1.05 difference? Not trying to prove a point just understand how this chart works. Also trying to understand what the total differences reflect between S/D and B/B when their levels were the same. Is their a way to tell what the Browns were rewarded for that Olivia & Tim were not. Is their a multiplier for overall quality or is that determined by a sum for each skater of a team? Again just trying to make an educated read of the scoring results and be a smarter viewer.

Thanks for any help in furthering my education!