Formatted like a USFA tournament, with a preliminary round of pools and then a direct elimination round until 1 fencer remains. The host school is responsible for hiring a bout committee or for managing the event with tools like AskFred and Fencing Time.
Formatted like an NCAA meet. Each school fields two teams of 3 squads:
a men’s team with a Foil, Epee, and Saber squad &
a women’s team with a Foil, Epee, and Saber squad.
Each squad is made of three fencers, with places for alternates. The squads from each school fence against one another in a match. Each match is made of 9 encounters (3 people vs. 3 people = 9 total bouts). In any encounter, the victor is the squad who wins the greater number of bouts in the match. In the case of a tie, the victor is determined by indicators first, and by touches scored second. If scores are still tied, then the match is a double defeat. Double defeats are not counted in the overall season scores.
The winning team is the one who wins 14 of the 27 total bouts. i.e. if UC Riverside beats UC San Diego in Mens Foil 8-1, but then loses in Men’s Epee 4-5 and Saber 2-7, then UCR is still the winning school (14-13).
All teams fence each other twice during the season. The total victories are calculated to crown a conference champion.
When a school does not field a squad, or a team, then that school automatically forfeits all those matches.
As of 28 May 2015