Masterpoints is an awards system.  Masterpoints is used for Life Master achievements, the Barry Crain 500, Ace of Clubs, and other Masterpoint races.  I do not want to get rid of Masterpoints, but ACBL members criticize Masterpoints when it is used to bracket, stratify, or flight ACBL events.   I advocate we have both an awards system, and a ratings system.  One system cannot do both jobs well.