LESSON 1.1: METHODS OF EVALUATION

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a) There are four methods for evaluating a hand at bridge

        - highcard points (HCP)
        - distributional points (DP)
        - quick tricks (QT) or defensive tricks (DT)
        - offensive tricks (OT)

b) The complete evaluation of a hand should also consider the bids made by your opponents and the level of experience of both partnerships

c) Short suits are designated as follows

    void:    no card in a suit

    singleton:    one card in a suit

    doubleton:    two cards in a suit

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