The direct elimination brackets for the 2012 Olympic Fencing events have been finalized and posted. The way that the bracket seeding worked was to:
- Take all of the FIE rankings 1 through X.
- For any fencers tied, or with no ranking, settle on an initial seed with drawing of lots.
- For each pair, starting with 1&2, draw lots for final seed.
The practical upshot is that there is a slight randomization in the individual events. 1 & 2 could be flipped as could 3 & 4, all the way down the bracket. We see this in Women’s Foil as Vezzali is the #1 fencer in FIE rankings, but occupies the #2 slot for the tournament seeding.
Forum user Sinestra has already created a set of brackets based on the updated information, so you can go ahead and fill out your own predictions to the brackets! How will your picks match up with reality? Go ahead and fill out the brackets here: [link].
Here are the brackets and results from the official London 2012 site:
Saturday, July 28th: Women’s Foil Individual
Sunday, July 28th: Men’s Sabre Individual
Monday, July 30th: Women’s Epee Individual
Tuesday, July 31st: Men’s Foil Individual
Thursday, August 2nd: Women’s Team Foil
Friday, August 3rd: Men’s Team Sabre
Saturday, August 4th: Women’s Team Epee
Sunday, August 5th: Men’s Team Foil