Big One

The Fall Invitational ("The Big One"), perennially hosted by Smith College in Northampton, MA on (usually) the first Saturday in November. This event is run similar to a USA Fencing six-weapon open tournament. Fencers compete as individuals, but must represent a member institution. Occasionally, the NEIFC invites teams from institutions from outside the conference to compete in this tournament.

Next Big One will be held: Sunday October 28, 2018. 

Planning Your Arrival

  • Click here for directions.
  • 7:30 AM: Equipment check (masks only) opens.
  • 8:00 AM: Your team should plan to arrive no later than this to allow time to set up, check-in, and warm-up.
  • 8:30 AM: Coaches and captains meeting.
  • 9:00 AM: Estimated start of first events. Click for schedule of events.


Registration for the 2018 Big One is not yet open
Registration will open on or around September 1, 2018.

Registration forms and information are sent to team representatives via email. If you have not received any information by September 30 of the current year, email to let us know.

View Preliminary Entries (Unofficial. See live results link, above.)