The most-awaited international cockfight competition, the World Slasher Cup, returns to the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum on January 28, 2019. The long bout, which will have its grand finals on February 6, 2019, will be the stuff cockfighting legends are made of.
Participants are encouraged to register their entries early while they prepare their fowl fighters to face their toughest competitors in this grueling 9-cock invitational derby. They may do so by calling the WSC Derby Office at 588-8227 or 911-2928; or via the registration page on our website.
The first three days of the 2-cock eliminations are from January 28-30. The 3-cock semis begin on January 31 to February 2; and the 4-cock pre-finals will be on February 3-4, with the 4-cock grand finals on February 6. The number of entries will determine if there will be a one-day break before the grand finals.
Known to its numerous followers as the “Olympics of Cockfighting,” the World Slasher Cup is a smackdown of only the best breeds and bloodlines of winged warriors meticulously cared for in fowl farms here and abroad. The upcoming derby is also a chance for hundreds of hopefuls to outlast and outshine last year’s WSC-2 solo champ, GREENGOLD UNO, owned by sabong enthusiast and newspaper executive Rey Briones and his farm manager Rod Advincula, whose father also has a long history with WSC.
In May this year, Briones’ “sweet victory” once again landed him another WSC championship with what he thought was an underdog entry. He used his signature Spartan Black during the eliminations and his Sweater Roundheads mixed with Brownred bloodline in the semis and finals to emerge victors over hundreds of entries.
Briones isn’t the only one to beat in WSC 2019 if you count returning champs in the roster. Among them are “sabong idol” Patrick Antonio, who returned to the champion’s list as the solo champ at 2018’s WSC-1; and Frank Berin, who almost dominated 2017 with a solo win in that year’s first edition, and a co-champion finish in the second edition along with Anthony Lim, and the Escolin brothers.
The foreign contingent composed of cockfighting enthusiasts and top breeders from Utah, California, Tennessee, Washington, Georgia, and Alabama, as well as some counterparts from Asia, are also expected to turn up and keep the competition stiff.
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