USFA Event Classification Chart

Please Note: Cadet and youth events do not use the E1 or D1 classifications. This means that those events are "NR" until they achieve a C1 level or higher.

Event Minimum
Fencers
Rated
Fencers
Required
Rated
Fencers
Must
Finish
Classifications
Awarded
Group E1 6 NONE N/A 1 E
Group D1 15
4 E's
(or higher)
2 E's
(or higher)
in top 8
1
2-4
D
E
Group C1 15 2 C's &
2 D's &
2 E's
(or higher)
2 C's &
2 D's
(or higher)
in top 8
1
2-4
5-8
C
D
E
Group C2 25 4 D's &
4 E's
(or higher)
4 D's
(or higher)
in top 8
1
2-4
5-8
C
D
E
Group C3 64 24 D's &
12 E's
(or higher)
4 D's
in top 8 &
4 E's
(or higher)
in top 12
1-4
5-8
9-16
C
D
E
Group B1 15 2 B's &
2 C's &
2 D's
(or higher)
2 B's &
2 C's
(or higher)
in top 8
1
2-4
5-6
7-8
B
C
D
E
Group B2 25 2 B's &
2 C's &
2 D's
(or higher)
2 B's &
2 C's
(or higher)
in top 8
1
2-4
5-8
9-12
B
C
D
E
Group B3 64 24 C's &
12 D's
(or higher)
4 C's
in top 8 &
4 D's
(or higher)
in top 12
1-4
5-8
9-16
17-32
B
C
D
E
Group A1 15 2 A's &
2 B's &
2 C's
(or higher)
2 A's &
2 B's
(or higher)
in top 8
1
2
3-4
5-6
7-8
A
B
C
D
E
Group A2 25 2 A's &
2 B's &
2 C's
(or higher)
2 A's &
2 B's
(or higher)
in top 8
1
2-4
5-8
9-10
11-12
A
B
C
D
E
Group A3 64 24 B's &
12 C's
(or higher)
4 B's
in top 8 &
4 C's
(or higher)
in top 12
1-4
5-8
9-16
17-24
25-32
A
B
C
D
E
Group A4 64 12 A's &
12 B's &
12 C's
(or higher)
4 A's
in top 8 &
4 B's
(or higher)
in top 12
1-8
9-16
17-24
25-32
33-48
A
B
C
D
E