The sanctioned duplicate game awards masterpoints to approximately 40% of the contestants in each session. The number of masterpoints the game awards depends on the number of tables in play and the conditions under which the club conducts the game. The club must submit to ACBL a monthly Club Masterpoint Report and ACBL issues these points directly to the player. A club’s failure to submit the report can result in the suspension or loss of its sanction(s).

Masterpoints won in club games are as important as those won in any type of tournament. All masterpoints carry about the same weight in the ACBL ranking system.

The level of competition of events in which masterpoints are won is denoted by five color and one colorless variation: black, silver, red, gold, and platinum.

A. NET POINTS

Netpoints are awarded for online play and are colorless.

B. BLACK POINTS

Sanctioned club games and Unit games award black points.

C. SILVER POINTS

Silver points are awarded for events at sectional tournaments, including newcomer games and side events. Progressive Sectionals and Sectional Tournaments at Clubs also award silver points. See Chapter 6.

D. RED POINTS

Regional tournaments and regional events at NABCs award red points except for overall and section tops. See Gold Points below. Grand National Teams events and North American Pairs events afford players the opportunity to earn red points at their local clubs. See Chapter 6.

E. GOLD POINTS

Gold points are awarded for overall placings and section tops in regional and NABC events where the top masterpoint limit is at least 750. Gold points may be given for special games, such as the Instant Matchpoint Game, Grand National Team and North American Pair events. See Chapter 6.

F. PLATINUM POINTS

Platinum points are awarded for NABC+ events and include the national-rated senior and women’s events with no upper masterpoint limit but not the junior, flight B, or other restricted events.