A specific type of fencing
bout. Instead of a normal four minute bout, a direct elimination
bout consists of three 3 minute periods, with a one minute rest period after each bout. The first fencer to accumulate 15 touches wins the bout.
If neither fencer has scored 15 touches when time expires
, the fencer who has scored more points is declared the winner
. If the score is tied, than the referee randomly determines priority
. A one-minute overtime is fenced, and the first fencer to be awarded a touch is declared the winner. If neither fencer scores a touch at the end of overtime
, the fencer who won priority wins the bout.
Generally, direct elimination
bouts comprise the second stage of a fencing competition
, wherein the competition takes on a bracketed tournament style after seeding
has been determined by the pool round.