How to Score Redoubled Contracts in Bridge
Some players treat a penalty double in a hand of bridge as a personal insult. Those players are prone to say, “Redouble” (“I double-dare you”), quadrupling the stakes! When a contract is redoubled and not made, the penalties quickly grow to behemoth proportions. When the contract is made, the lucky declarer and his partner get four times the trick score and a bonus of 100 on top of that for the extra insult.
Scoring redoubled undertricks in bridge
Score the following points for nonvulnerable undertricks in redoubled contracts:
Down 1 = 200 points
Down 2 = 600 points
Down 3 = 1,000 points
The redoubled score is exactly double the score that it would be in a doubled contract.
Score the following points if the bidding side is vulnerable and the contract is redoubled and not made:
Down 1 = 400 points
Down 2 = 1,000 points
Down 3 = 1,600 points
Double the score, compared to going down in a doubled contract.
Scoring redoubled overtricks in bridge
Sometimes the redoubling side makes overtricks. When this earth-shattering event happens, everything is quadrupled:
Each nonvulnerable redoubled overtrick = 200 points
Each vulnerable redoubled overtrick = 400 points
If you’re playing for money, bring quite a bit along if you or your partner make several doubles and redoubles that don’t work out. Of course, if they do, you’ll leave with pockets full.