The 2018 World Slasher Cup-2 Invitational 9-Cock Derby finally opens on Sunday, May 6, at the air-conditioned and historic Smart Araneta Coliseum with a big cast of local and international participants.
Supported by Thunderbird, Petron, Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialist, and media partners PitGames Media, Inc., The Journal Group, Pilipino Mirror, Balita, and Tempo, the six-day super event will be hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions.
Last year’s World Slasher Cup-2 co-champions Frank Berin, Dante Eslabon, and the Escolin Brothers return to the famous arena as top favorites to defend their title.
But cockfight idol Patrick Antonio, the 2018 World Slasher Cup-1 solo champ, together with runner-ups Biboy Enriquez, Manny Berbano, Cris Sioson and Rey Canedo are equally formidable with their new winning lines.
Also set to compete: Dicky Lim, Eddie Araneta, James Uy, Jimmy Junsay, Wilvin Sy, Rey Briones, Jet and Joel Fernando, Boy Marzo, Paolo Malvar, Joey Sy and Madlambayan Brothers among others.
The foreigners include USA’s Charly Azucena, Ray Alexander of Alabama, Greg Berin of Australia, Rene Medina of California, Dr. Belle Almojera of Florida, Butch Cambra of Hawaii, and Carlos Camacho of Guam.
The complete derby schedule: May 6 and 7 (2-cock elims); May 8 and 9 (3-cock semi-finals); May 11 (4-cock finals for participants with 2 to 3.5 points) and May 12 (4-cock finals for participants with 4 to 5 points).
For patron and box tickets, please visit Ticketnet box office at the Araneta Coliseum Circle, beside Yellow Gate; or call 911-5555 for more info.