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New Requirements for Ranks up to Life Master

During the Reno Meetings the ACBL Board proposed an adjustment to the ranks below Life Master. The requirements for ranks up to Life Master are modified as indicated in the table.
I believe the most descriptive analysis of the changes are that you can no longer become a Club Master without playing in a club!
These requirements apply to members who joined or re-joined January 1, 2010 or later. They are thus retroactive to January 1.
These do not apply to those who were members before January 1, 2010, and have maintained their membership continuously.

New ACBL Requirements for making
Life Master

New ACBL members who joined the League as of January 1, 2010 or later, will be required to earn 500 points to become Life Masters. Of these points, 250 must be pigmented as follows:

  • 50 must be gold or platinum
  • 50 must be red, gold or platinum
  • 75 must be silver
  • 75 must be black

These requirements do not apply to people who were ACBL members on Dec. 31, 2009, and who continue to maintain membership in the League until they achieve Life Master status. These players will use the former Life Master format, and need to earn only 300 points, of which 150 must be pigmented as follows:

  • 25 must be gold
  • 25 must be red or gold
  • 50 must be silver
  • 50 must be black

For members achieving Life Master under the new modified rules, the rank of Bronze Life Master is abolished. For these members, a new rank of Advanced NABC Master is created. The requirements for this rank are 300 masterpoints, of which 150 must be pigmented as follows:

  • 25 must be gold or platinum
  • 25 must be red, gold or platinum
  • 50 must be silver
  • 50 must be black