I found this item (not sure if it's a variable or not) on the "Points for Playing Formula" screen:

"playersAtSameTable" -> the number of players sitting at the table with this player (including this player; if the player is sitting alone the value will be 1).

If the above is, indeed, a variable we can use with the points for playing formula, then perhaps there is a way to incorporate this into a Shootout format. For example, let's say each table seats 6 players and the points (at each table) is 10,7,5,3,2,1, then the following (I will need help with this part, please) will be:

if playersAtSameTable = 1, then points = 10

if playersAtSameTable = 2, then points = 7

if playersAtSameTable = 3, then points = 5

if playersAtSameTable = 4, then points = 3

if playersAtSameTable = 5, then points = 2

if playersAtSameTable = 6, then points = 1

So, if the above is true, then the points awarded to each player will only take the individual's table into consideration (ie: a separate tourney/shootout format) and not the entire tournament rankings. I hope I'm on the right track. Thanks.