If you are an ACBL member, your Masterpoints are submitted to ACBL at the end of each month. You qualify for Masterpoints each time you place in the top 40% of your strat.
All games are stratified. This means that we create sub-groups of players that have fewer Masterpoints than the group as a whole. For example, a game might have three strats. Strat A is always the entire field. Strat B might be all pairs in which at least one player has less than 500 Masterpoints, and Strat C might be all pairs with both players having fewer than 100 Masterpoints. So, a pair with both players having fewer than 100 Masterpoints competes in all three strata. A pair with neither partner having over 500 points and one or both having over 100 points, competes in Strat B as well as Strat A.
Exact limits for strats vary depending on attendance. Common limits for open games are Open/500/200, Open/750/300 or Open/1000/500. For limited Masterpoint games, the strats might be 500/200/100.
If your rank or status changes during the year, congratulations! Please let us know so we can share your good news and update our database.