One last sidenote of help, I don't want to be bothersome, but when you look at the directions for measuring, you will see at first "other" measurements they take, like tip to tip spread, etc. Those have nothing to do with your score, the official measurers record those I think for more info about the antler size. There are only 4 categories of measurements for score as follows:
1. Greatest INSIDE SPREAD
2. Lenght of each main beam
3. Lenght of each point(G1,G2,G3)both sides
4. Circumference of main beam between each set of points(between burr and browtine(G1), between brow tine and G2, between G2 and G3, and then halfway between G3 and tip of main beam.
That's it, then add 'em up!!
When I measure 'em I don't bother with deductions, I figure if that bone is on his head it counts. Of course the official measure will have deductions. I never agreed with that. I guess they forgot to invite me to the meeting when they made the rules. Anyway, I hope this will help clear up any initial confusion for you.