Masterpoints are the exclusive currency of the ACBL as the measure of achievement in duplicate bridge competition. Masterpoints are awarded in six “color” categories and are essential to rank advancement. The ACBL has 16 player ranks that require a specific number and color of masterpoints.
- How Masterpoints are Awarded
- ACBL Masterpoint ® Ranks & Requirements
- Masterpoint FAQ
- Masterpoint Races
- My Masterpoints
Masterpoints are “pigmented” to reflect the level of competition. In general, the larger the field and the more expert the competitors are at a tournament, the greater the Masterpoint awards will be for those who place in the overall. Masterpoints at clubs are usually limited, although special games can increase the payoff.
There are formulas for computing masterpoint awards for all ACBL-sanctioned events. These formulas take into account various factors, such as the class of the event, the size of the field, the number of sessions and the level of competition, thus ensuring maximum uniformity throughout the ACBL in determining masterpoint awards.
Silver points are awarded for success in events at sectional tournaments. Progressive sectionals and Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaCs) also award silver points.
Red points are awarded for all regional-rated events at North American Bridge Championships (NABCs) and for all events at a regional tournament when the masterpoints are not gold. Grand National Teams (GNT) events, North American Pairs (NAP) events and other special games afford players the opportunity to earn red points at their local clubs.
Platinum points are awarded for NABC+ events (which are national-rated events with no upper masterpoint limit) and include the national-rated senior and women’s events.
Unpigmented points are awarded for success in online play and are colorless.
Advanced NABC Master
Bronze Life Master
Silver Life Master
Gold Life Master
Diamond Life Master
Emerald Life Master
Platinum Life Master
Grand Life Master*
In addition to rank advancement, there are three categories to compete in within your rank at the national, district and unit level: The Mini-McKenney, Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs and Ace of Virtual Clubs races. To be listed in these categories, you must be a paid member in good standing.
Please note: When using the masterpoint races table you can adjust the sort fields at the top of the page to minimize results returned. If you are looking for a specific person’s position in a race you can search the table by using the search bar just above the table results to the right.