## Teams Scoring

In team game scoring, you convert the difference between the results the two partnerships did on a board to International Match Points (IMPs). You only win IMPs if you have a positive difference of 20 points or more. If you lose by 20 or more points,

you lose the appropriate number of IMPs. A dead tie or a difference of only 10 is called a draw and neither team earns any IMPs. All boards played are converted to IMPs and totaled to arrive at a single IMP score for the match.

20 - 40 1 370 - 420 9 1500 - 1740 17

50 - 80 2 430 - 490 10 1750 - 1990 18

90 - 120 3 500 - 590 11 2000 - 2240 19

130 - 160 4 600 - 740 12 2250 - 2490 20

170 - 210 5 750 - 890 13 2500 - 2990 21

220 - 260 6 900 - 1090 14 3000 - 3490 22

270 - 310 7 1100 - 1290 15 3500 - 3990 23

320 - 360 8 1300 - 1490 16 4000 & up 24

Although we talk about the difference between the results, we actually add them together to come up with a net plus or net minus on the board. For instance, on Board 1 we’re +140, but at the other table our teammates are -170. We add them together to come up with a net minus of 30. When we look up that difference in the IMP table, we see that we lose 1 IMP on that board. Now on Board 2 we hold the opponents to 9 tricks in 3NT for -600, but our teammates are making +690 in 3NT. When we add these together, we’re +90 on the board. The IMP scale tells us we win 3 IMPs on Board 2. At this point, we’re ahead by 2 IMPs in the match, but we still have the rest of boards to score before we can determine the winner.

you lose the appropriate number of IMPs. A dead tie or a difference of only 10 is called a draw and neither team earns any IMPs. All boards played are converted to IMPs and totaled to arrive at a single IMP score for the match.

__Diff IMPs Diff IMPs Diff IMPs__20 - 40 1 370 - 420 9 1500 - 1740 17

50 - 80 2 430 - 490 10 1750 - 1990 18

90 - 120 3 500 - 590 11 2000 - 2240 19

130 - 160 4 600 - 740 12 2250 - 2490 20

170 - 210 5 750 - 890 13 2500 - 2990 21

220 - 260 6 900 - 1090 14 3000 - 3490 22

270 - 310 7 1100 - 1290 15 3500 - 3990 23

320 - 360 8 1300 - 1490 16 4000 & up 24

Although we talk about the difference between the results, we actually add them together to come up with a net plus or net minus on the board. For instance, on Board 1 we’re +140, but at the other table our teammates are -170. We add them together to come up with a net minus of 30. When we look up that difference in the IMP table, we see that we lose 1 IMP on that board. Now on Board 2 we hold the opponents to 9 tricks in 3NT for -600, but our teammates are making +690 in 3NT. When we add these together, we’re +90 on the board. The IMP scale tells us we win 3 IMPs on Board 2. At this point, we’re ahead by 2 IMPs in the match, but we still have the rest of boards to score before we can determine the winner.