Underdog and longshot entries dominated the 2018 World Slasher Cup-2 Invitational 9-Cock Derby, witnessed by a jampacked crowd last Saturday night at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Rey Briones of Masbate and his new farm manager Rod Advincula (GREENGOLD UNO entry) emerged as the best of them all, bagging the solo championship with 7.5 points out of a possible 9 points.
Briones, owner of the sprawling Spartans Grego Gamefarm in Bulacan, had only four points but managed to collect 3.5 points in the grand finals for the surprise victory.
Consistent foreign participant Dr. Bel Almojera of Florida, USA (BLUE ANGELS 2) posted 7-2 (win-loss) card to wrest runner-up honors.
Also with 7 points: Ricky Magtuto/Rey Tambong (ALQUEEN AHLUCK CAMSUR), Jun Tejada/Lawrence Lu (PESHMERGA ANGRY BIRDS AKLAN), Marvin Rillo/Migs Lavinia (MJ 3), Pol Estellado (PE FARMS), Frank Berin (MULAWIN), Julia Nicole (JUNE 17 PANGASINAN) and Jojo Alcovendaz (SULONG MAYNILA).
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, the World Slasher Cup is known internationally as the Olympics of Cockfighting.