The SUNY Purchase Fencing Club, in partnership with the AHF, hosts an annual classical foil tournament at the Purchase college athletic center. This event is designed to provide a venue for those 17-25 years of age to test their skills in a tournament format. The structure of the tournament has two levels of participation based on experience to allow fencers in the beginning stages of their classical fencing training to participate. The standards of classical form are rigorously enforced and excellence in form & technique are taken into account in the judging.
Participation in the tournament is by invitation only, but spectators are encouraged to attend. To this end, there are demonstrations of classical and historical fencing prior to the tournament as well as a small exhibit of classical fencing memorabilia.