Ever wonder what all the fuss is about points?

< 5 – Rookie

5 – Junior Master

20 – Club Master mp’s (at least 5 black)

50 – Sectional Master (at least are 10 black, 5 silver)


100 – Regional Master (at least are 15 black, 15 silver, 5 red/gold/platinum)


200 – NABC Master (at least 20 black, 25 silver, 20 red/gold/platinum, 5 gold/platinum)

300 – Advanced NABC Master (at least 50 are black, 50 silver, 50 red/gold/platinum, 25 gold/platinum)

500 – Life Master (at least 75 are black, 75 silver, 100 red/gold/platinum, 50 gold/platinum)

750 – Bronze Life Master 

1,000 – Silver Life Master (at least 200 silver/red/gold/platinum)

1,500 – Ruby Life Master (at least 300 silver/red/gold/platinum)

2,500 – Gold Life Master (at least 500 silver/red/gold/platinum)

3,500 - Sapphire Life Master (at least 700 silver/red/gold/platinum, 350 gold/platinum)

5,000 – Diamond Life Master (at least 1,000 silver/red/gold/platinum, 500 gold/platinum)

7,500 – Emerald Life Master (at least 1,500 silver/red/gold/platinum, 750 gold/platinum)

10,000 – Emerald Life Master (at least 2,500 silver/red/gold/platinum, 1,000 gold/platinum, 100 platinum)

Grand Life Master 

Unpigmented Points (no color)

These points are awarded for success in online play and are colorless and odorless.

Black Points

These points are awarded for success in sanctioned club games and unit games. There are some special events (usually conducted at clubs) that award points where some portion of the award will be in black points and the remainder will be in another color.

Silver Points

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

Regional tournaments and regional events at NABCs award red points except for overall and section tops (see Gold Points below). Grand National Teams (GNT) events, North American Open Pairs (NAOP) events and other special games afford players the opportunity to earn red points at their local clubs.

Gold Points

Gold points are awarded at North American Bridge Championships (NABCs) in national-rated events that have an upper limit of at least 750 masterpoints. Gold points are awarded for overall positions and for section firsts in all two-session regional-rated events with an upper limit of at least 750 masterpoints at NABCs and regional tournaments. Pairs filling in for one-session of a two-session event receive any gold points earned. Partial gold point awards are given for certain special events.

Platinum Points

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.