The American Contract Bridge League sanctions six different masterpoint categories. The masterpoint categories range from Unpigmented to Platinum. Each category has distinct requirements and determines a player's title.
The Unpigmented category of masterpoints is designated for online play. The next is Black, which is appointed in club games. Silver is for sectional tournaments, Red is for regional tournaments, and Gold is bestowed upon top regional players and those in North American Bridge Championships who have at least 750 or more masterpoints. Platinum is given in national events and has no upper masterpoint limit.
These categories help determine a player's title at any given time. The 15 titles range from Rookie to Grand Life Master. Most titles require a player to have a certain number of masterpoints from several different categories.