Beginner scoring generously awards points on the low end of the scoring spectrum and tapers off towards the end. Exceptionally talented individuals don't get too far ahead of the pack.
Linear scoring is a simple point per unit scoring scheme.
Elite scoring awards exeptional performances that far exceed expections. Similar to an olympic decathlon, an Elite scoring curve rewards the individuals who truly excel in the event being scored.
Points based scoring encourages maximum effort and performance on every event. There's no letting up when you know you're in the lead in any particular event because you can always improve your performance.
So don't let up, the field is closing in on you...