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: Saturday November 2nd, 2019. 

Planning Your Arrival

  • Click here for directions.
  • 7:30 AM: Equipment check (masks and gloves 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: Close of check in, Coaches and captains meeting.
  • 9:00 AM: Estimated start of first events. Click for schedule of events.


Registration for the 2019 Big One is open until October 22nd.

If you have not received communication from the NEIFC re: The Big One and you would like to participate, please email

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