Sabre is the last of the weapons to host a Grand Prix, taking place in Boston. Stephen Concannon (Salle Dublin) represented Ireland.
In this tough Olympic year, Stephen racked up three victories in the pool, defeating Gokea USA, Jaskot POL and Lara MEX. With V3D3 he qualified easily for the tableau, drawing world cadet #7 Cai USA. Cai progressed 15-14. Stephen finished 108th of 159 sabreurs.