These rules apply to you if you joined the ACBL prior to January 1, 2010 and maintained continuous membership after that date. If you joined the ACBL after January 1, 2010 or let your membership lapse after that date, click here to see the rules that apply to you.

Title Masterpoints Earned***
Rookie Fewer than 5
Junior Master 5
Club Master 20
Sectional Master 50 (at least 5 silver)
Regional Master 100 (at least 15 silver, and 5 red, gold or platinum)
NABC Master 200 (at least 25 silver, 20 red or gold/platinum, of which at least 5 must be gold or platinum)
Life Master 300 (at least 50 black*, 50 silver, 50 red or gold/platinum,** of which at least 25 must be gold or platinum)
Bronze Life Master A Life Master with 500
Silver Life Master A Life Master with 1000 (at least 200 silver, red, gold or platinum)***
Ruby Life Master A Life Master with 1500 (at least 300 silver, red, gold or platinum)***
Gold Life Master A Life Master with 2500 (at least 500 silver, red, gold or platinum)***
Sapphire Life Master A Life Master with 3500 (at least 700 silver, red, gold or platinum, of which at least 350 must be gold or platinum)***
Diamond Life Master A Life Master with 5000 (at least 1000 silver, red or gold/platinum, of which at least 500 must be gold or platinum)***
Emerald Life Master A Life Master with 7500 (at least 1500 silver, red or gold/platinum, of which at least 750 must be gold or platinum)***
Platinum Life Master A Life Master with 10000 (at least 2000 silver, red or gold/platinum, of which at least 1000 must be gold/platinum, with a minimum of 100 platinum)***
Grand Life Master**** A Life Master with 10000 (at least 2000 silver, red or gold/platinum, of which at least 1000 must be gold/platinum, with a minimum of 100 platinum)***

* Any new Member or player in an unpaid status for six months or more after January 1, 1999, will be required to earn 50 black points to become a Life Master.

** A Member who had red masterpoints or a fraction thereof prior to January 1, 1969, is required to possess at least 50 red or gold/platinum masterpoints in any combination to become a Life Master.

***A Member who became a Life Master prior to January 1, 1990 will be exempt from the pigmented point requirements for this rank. Each player who has attained the rank of Life Master as of December 31, 2011, will not have to fulfill the pigmented point requirements for their next rank advancement. After attaining their first rank after January 1, 2012, all players will be required to fulfill the pigmented point requirements for subsequent rank advancement (this also applies to the new ranks added in 2015). For example, a current Silver Life Master on December 31, 2011 would retain the current requirements for Gold Life Master, would not have any pigmented requirements for Ruby Life Master, but would need to fulfill the new requirements for Sapphire and Diamond Life Master.

****This is the highest rank in the ACBL. It requires 10,000 Masterpoints and one victory in a North American Bridge Championship with no upper Masterpoint restriction or an Open Team Trials (includes CNTC) or its equivalent or a Women’s Team Trials (includes CWTC) or its equivalent or any of the following WBF events: Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup, Rosenblum Cup, McConnell Cup, Open Pairs, Women’s Pairs, Olympiad, Women’s Team Olympiad, WBF Senior Pairs event, WBF World Swiss Teams, WBF World Mixed Teams, and WBF Senior Teams.