These rules apply to you if you joined the ACBL prior to January 1, 2010 and maintained continuous membership after that date. If you allowed your membership to lapse and have been reinstated prior tp July 1, 2018 special rules apply (see Appendix 1-C)
To achieve a specific rank, all rules in the right column must be true.
|Title||Minimum Masterpoints Required***|
|Rookie||Fewer than 5|
At least 5 are silver
At least 15 are silver
At least 5 are red/gold/platinum
At least 25 are silver
At least 20 are red/gold/platinum
At least 5 are gold/platinum
At least 50 black*
At least 50 are silver
At least 50 are red/gold/platinum
At least 25 are gold/platinum**
|Bronze Life Master||A Life Master with 500|
|Silver Life Master||A Life Master with 1000
At least 200 are silver/red/gold/platinum***
|Ruby Life Master||A Life Master with 1500
At least 300 are silver/red/gold/platinum***
|Gold Life Master||A Life Master with 2500
At least 500 are silver/red/gold/platinum***
|Sapphire Life Master||A Life Master with 3500
At least 700 are silver/red/gold/platinum
At least are 350 are gold/platinum***
|Diamond Life Master||A Life Master with 5000
At least 1000 are silver/red/gold/platinum
At least 500 are gold/platinum***
|Emerald Life Master||A Life Master with 7500
At least 1500 are silver/red/gold/platinum
At least 750 are gold/platinum***
|Platinum Life Master||A Life Master with 10000
At least 2000 are silver/red/gold/platinum
At least 1000 are gold/platinum
At least 100 are platinum***
|Grand Life Master||A Platinum Life Master with a victory in an eligible event*****|
* 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 (excluding the Super Senior Pairs, the Wagar Women’s KO won after 2013 and the Machlin Women’s Swiss Teams won after 2013) 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.