Long shot entries dominate WSC 2

New champ Rey Briones (in cap), whose entry Greengold Uno with partner Rod Advincula, bested all others to be the 2018 WSC 2 sole winner

Underdog and long shot entries dominated the 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-Cock Derby 2, witnessed by a jampacked crowd last Saturday night, May 12, at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Greengold Uno, owned by Rey Briones of Masbate and his new farm manager Rod Advincula, emerged as the best of them all. They bagged the solo championship with 7.5 points out of a possible 9 points.

Briones, owner of the sprawling Spartans Gamefarms in Bulacan, had only four points by the end of the semis but managed to collect 3.5 points in the grand finals for the surprise victory.

“The results showed how competitive Philippine cockfighting is today, so we can expect new gamefowl breeders to join the upcoming 2019 World Slasher Cup in January,” said Manny Berbano, CEO of WSC media partner PitGames Media Inc.

The World Slasher Cup 2 is sponsored by Thunderbird, Petron, Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists, Emperador; and supported by media partners PitGames Media, the Journal Group, Tempo, Balita, and Pilipino Mirror.

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: Jun Tejada/Lawrence Lu (Peshmerga Angry Birds Aklan), Marvin Rillo/Migs Lavinia (MJ 3), Pol Estellado (PE Farms), Ricky Magtuto/Rey Tambong (Alqueen Ahluck Camsur), 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. It remains the most prestigious derby event in the world.