These points are awarded for success in online play and are colorless.
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 are awarded for success in events at sectional tournaments.
Progressive sectionals and Sectional Tournaments at Clubs (STaCs) also award
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 are awarded for overall placings and
section tops in regional and NABC events of at least two sessions. The upper
masterpoint limit must be at least 750 masterpoints and applies only to the top
two stratifications of stratified or stratiflighted events. In open-bracketed
events (such as a bracketed knockout team), each bracket will award some
percentage of the overall award as gold, irrespective of the masterpoint holding
of the teams in that bracket. Gold points may be awarded for special games, such
as the ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game.
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.