Created in 1984, The Ace of Clubs Races recognize the ACBL members who earn the most masterpoints (MPs) during club sanctioned events (excluding NAP/GNT qualifiers and STaCs) during a calendar year. Only black points are counted.
Now there are two separate Ace of Clubs Races: One for face-to-face club races and one for virtual club races.
There are 15 race categories ranging from 0-5 MPs to 10,000+. Players are placed in a category based on his/her MP totals at the beginning of a given year.
In 2011, The Ace of Clubs award was named after Helen Shanbrom, the most successful club player in ACBL history.