The second round (called Direct Elimination or DEs) is a standard single elimination bracket with the fencers seeded based on their pool results. It is unlikely that there will be exactly enough fencers to fill the first round (or “table”) in which case the higher seeds get a bye in their first bout.
Here is an example of a Direct Elimination bracket for our small tournament with the results filled in: The number in parentheses before each name is the fencer’s seed, and the letters in parentheses after the name are the abbreviation for the fencer’s club (e.g. PO for Pope, N for Northview). The score in each bout is listed to the right of the bout (under the name of the winner). For example, Picard lost to Riker 13-15 in the table of 16, the score appears under Riker’s name in the table of 8.
Here are the final results in our example tournament:
Troi beat Worf in the final, so Troi takes 1st place and Worf takes 2nd. The losing semi-finalists (Q and Frakes) both take 3rd place. 5th through 8th places go to the fencers who lost in the table of 8; of them, Spock was the highest seeded after pools (5th) and so takes 5th place; McCoy (seeded 6th) was next and takes 6th place; Riker and Data were next (both seeded 9th) and so are tied for 7th place. Similarly, 9th and 10th places go to Kirk and Picard who lost in the round of 16 (Kirk was seeded 7th and so is ahead of Picard who was seeded 8th). Finally, the fencers who were eliminated after pools are placed after the others based on their ranking after pools, so Hugh is in 11th place.
Points are awarded to the top finishers in most GHSFL tournament. See Points and championships – how they work