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# Bridge & other card games/scoring

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QUESTION: My partner and I bid and make 4 spades.  Opponents bid and make 3nt. Opponents bid and make 5 clubs.  How do u score this?

ANSWER: My partner and I bid and make 4 spades.  Opponents bid and make 3nt. Opponents
bid and make 5 clubs.  How do u score this?

Firstly, only the high bid on any given hand is declared, played, and scored.

If you are playing Rubber Bridge, the scoring (below the line) is as follows:

4 Spades -  120    (bid and made 4)   I assume that the bids were made with no overtricks.
3 NT -   100
5 Clubs - 100

If you are playiing Duplicate Bridge, the scoring is as follows:

4 Spades -  420  (Non Vul)   620 (Vul)
3 NT -    400   (Non Vul)    600  (Vul)
5  Clubs - 400  (Non Vul)    600  (Vul)

Have a nice day.

- J

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QUESTION: I get get that scoring but how do use score games and rubber.  Is it 500 for rubber or 700?  Is there extra score for one game?

ANSWER: My partner and I bid and make 4 spades.  Opponents bid and make 3nt. Opponents
bid and make 5 clubs.  How do u score this?

Firstly, only the high bid on any given hand is declared, played, and scored.

If you are playing Rubber Bridge, the scoring (below the line) is as follows:

4 Spades -  120    (bid and made 4)   I assume that the bids were made with no overtricks.
3 NT -   100
5 Clubs - 100

If you are playiing Duplicate Bridge, the scoring is as follows:

4 Spades -  420  (Non Vul)   620 (Vul)
3 NT -    400   (Non Vul)    600  (Vul)
5  Clubs - 400  (Non Vul)    600  (Vul)

Have a nice day.

- J

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QUESTION: I get get that scoring but how do use score games and rubber.  Is it 500 for rubber or 700?  Is there extra score for one game?

UNDERTRICKS (unfulfilled contract)
Non-Vulnerable
Undoub. Doubled Redoub.
For 1st undertrick 50 /100 /200
For 2nd and 3rd undertrick 50 /200 /400
Each add'l undertrick 50 /300 /600

Vulnerable
Undoub. Doubled Redoub.

For first undertrick 100 /200 /400
Each add'l undertrick 100 /300 /600

For winning the RUBBER, if opponents have won no game 700
For winning the RUBBER, if opponents have won one game 500
For having won the only game in an UNFINISHED RUBBER 300
For having the only PARTSCORE in an unfinished game 100
For making any DOUBLED contract 50
For making any REDOUBLED contract 100

SLAMS

Non-Vul Vul
Small Slam (12 tricks), bid and made 500 750
Grand Slam (all 13 tricks), bid and made 1000 1500

OVERTRICKS

Undoubled Trick Value
Doubled 100 200
Redoubled 200 400

I hope this helps....

Bridge & other card games

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#### Joe Andrews

##### Expertise

I can answer questions about most card games . These games include Bridge, Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Canasta, Whist, Pinochle, Cribbage, and Rummy.

##### Experience

I was the organizer director of Grand Prix World Series of Card games. (1999 - 2011) I have written 5 books about card games. (Spades, Hearts, Euchre, Whist, and Barbu. ) I invented a new card game called "Heartswitch" (US Games, Inc.) I am developing four more card games. I am also a consultant for the US Playing Card Company. My Web site is: www.booksbyjoeandrews.com

Publications
GAMES Magazine (8 Artciles) , Microsoft Gaming Zone, Popular Bridge

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I have a Bachelor's Degree in History.

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