ScoringThe basic scoring for bridge is simple. Here is a chart of how many points each level of the bidding is worth.
|No-trump(each additional trick)||30||60||120|
Also, you also get points if you make more tricks than your contract. For example, if you bid 2 hearts, and took 10 tricks, you made 2 overtricks. These points are all above the line, which means they do not count towards game. The point values for overtricks are listed in this table.
|Nonvulnerable||Normal trick value||100||200|
|Vulnerable||Normal trick value||200||400|
However, if your side does not make your contract, the opponents score points for the tricks that you did not make, but should have made, called undertricks. For example, if you bid 5 clubs, and only take 7 tricks, you made 3 undertricks. The point values for undertricks are scored above the line on the opponent's side, and are listed in this table.
|Type of Contract||Vulnerability of Declarer||First Undertrick||Each Additional Undertrick|
If your partnership makes a doubled or redoubled contract, you also receive 50 points scored above the line.
In addition to these bonuses, you can also score points for having honors points. Here is the table. Notice that any player may score these points.
|Four trump honors (including 10) in one hand||100|
|All five trump honors in one hand||150|
|All four aces in one hand in notrump||150|
There are special bonuses for slams. These only apply if the slam is bid and made. These are listed in the table below. These bonuses are above the line.
|Vulnerability||Small slam||Grand slam|
At the end of the rubber, your side gets points if you win two games before the other side does. If your partnership wins 2 games to none, then your side gets a 700 point bonus scored above the line. If your partnership wins 2 games to 1, your side gets a 500 point bonus scored above the line. At the end of the rubber, all the points are added up (above and below the line) on both sides, and the side who has the most points wins. Note that it is possible to win the rubber without winning two games (you could have more bonuses than the other side).