The USFA Classification table: https://askfred.net/Info/eventClass.php I think the USFA classification table needs a new type of event. Currently, the "1" and "2" class tournaments, which requires 15 or 25 people (with the exception of an E1), fill a pretty good niche. Tournaments of 15-25 people are not uncommon or hard to find, and the sufficient number of As, Bs , and Cs in many locations means that even relatively small tournaments can be fairly strong. However, the jump from 25 person "2" class events to 64 person "3" class events is quite large. Given regular registration fall off (rule of thumb is 10% won't show), you generally need to attract somewhat more than 64 fencers to have a chance at a "3" or "4" class event. If an event registration hovers around 64 people, there is almost always be a massive drop off as people decide it isn't worth it to show up to a 55 person event. A 55 person event, of course, requires more pools and an additional round of fencing over a 32 person or smaller event. For example, an A4 with 65 preregistrations is almost certainly drop to an A2, but even worse, the number of attendees often drops well more than 10% as fencers decide it isn't worth it to go to a large, long event. I think the USFA should adopt a new group of events that sits between the current "2" class events and "3" class events. For example: Group C2.5: Requires 50 fencers, including at least 4 Cs and 8 Ds, awards 2 Cs, 4 Ds, 6 Es. Or another example: Group A3.5: Requires 50 fencers, including at least 8 As and 8 Bs, rewards given as an A3. These are hypothetical examples, of course. But having an intermediate event between "2" and "3" class events would help draw fencers to larger events that don't make the very large 64 person mark. The reduction in tournament registration drop off alone would be worth it.