Bergen Points
by John Selin


Type of Points




Starting Points

High Card Points




1 for each card over 4 in any suit

1 for each card over 4 in any suit


1 for each card over 5

1 for each card over 3

**4-card side suit

1 each


4+ card quality suit

1 each

1 each

Dubious singleton

-1 for each


Dubious Doubleton

-1 for each


No Aces






Short Suits after partner’s matching bid



1 for each trump



2 w/3-card trump;

3 w/4-card trump




2 or 3 doubletons



 ** After a match with dummy

 Quality suit: 4+ cards with 3 honors (Ten counts as an honor)

 Quacks: If the number of (Aces +Tens) minus the number of (Jacks + Queens) is 3 or more, add 1 point. If the number of (Jacks + Queens) minus the number of (Aces + Tens) is 3 or more, subtract 1 point.

Dubious Singleton: K, Q or J

Dubious Doubleton: Q or J without the A.  K w/o the A could also be considered dubious.

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If you wish to include this feature, or any other feature, in your partnership agreement, then please make certain that the concept is understood by both partners. Be aware whether or not the feature is alertable or not and whether an announcement should or must be made. Please include the particular feature on your convention card in order that your opponents are also aware of this feature during the bidding process, since this information must be made known to them according to the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge. We do not always include the procedure regarding Alerts and/or Announcements, since these regulations are changed and revised during time by the governing body. It is our intention only to present the information as concisely and as accurately as possible.

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