Founded in 1992, the Northeast Fencing Conference's mission is to support intercollegiate fencing in and around New England. The league organizes a round-robin schedule of dual meet competitions for the fencing programs at all member institutions. The member institutions are a mix of both NCAA varsity programs and student-organized club programs.

2018-2019 Schedule

  • Sat Mar 30, 2019 at Worcester Fencing Club (2pm)
    • Annual NFC Coaches and Captains meeting.

Tentative 2019-2020 Sechedule

  • SUNDAY Nov. 17, 2019 at Brown
  • Jan. 25, 2020 at Vassar (tentative)
  • Feb. 8, 2020 at Tufts (tentative)

Conference Contact Information

Taro Yamashita, Commissioner

EIN: 80-0916338

New Rules for 2018-2019 Season

Change of Medical Time from 10 minutes to 5 minutes.

Following the lead of USA Fencing, the time permitted for medical treatment time is reduced from 10 minutes to 5 minutes.

See this announcement from the USA Fencing Referee's Commission. The same announcement indicates some general restructuring of the rule numbers within the USA Fencing rulebook, and other clarifications which do not introduce large material changes, but are worth knowing.

Use of chest protectors in FOIL

11/6/2018 update: this rule will NOT be enforced for the 2018-2019 season for NFC competitions. This rule will be enforced starting with the 2019-2020 season.

Use of chest protectors is optional for men, and required for women (all weapons; the rest of this rule applies to FOIL only). In FOIL, the outside of the chest protector (facing the opponent) must be covered with a soft material.

The exact wording, with detailed specifications, are given in this announcement from the USA Fencing Referees' Commission
c) At all weapons, the use of a breast/chest protector (made of metal or some rigid material) is compulsory for women and optional for men. At foil, this breast/chest protector must be worn below the protective plastron.

At foil, the protector will have the following characteristics: The entire outside of the chest protector (the side facing the opponent) must be covered with a soft material such as E.V.A. (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) of four mm thickness and density of 22kg/m3. (The material can be attached to the current plastic models or incorporated into the manufacture of new chest protectors). The material must have the SEMI technical mark at the center of the upper edge.