For example, say we have a round robin of six seeded teams, played in order as given by the pool sheet. In the first game, team 1 does not show up on time and forfeits to team 5. The round goes as follows, with the winning team listed first:
|Game 1||5/1 (F)||4/2||6/3|
|Team||Record 1||Stage 1||Record 2||Stage 2|
The second ranking stage, which removes the disproportionate effect of forfeits, moves Team 5 down two slots from 4th to 6th. In the first stage, a forfeit moved them from one to two wins and put them in position to get ranked above Team 6 via a tiebreaking head-to-head win. With that win thrown out, they are tied in record with Team 3, who beat them.
The "death penalty" approach accomplishes the ordering of the non-forfeiting teams by a more drastic means: the forfeiting team loses all its games, finishing 6th, while each of the other teams moves up a slot.