Big names join World Pitmasters Cup 9-Cock International Derby this January 2019

World Pitmasters Cup 9-Cock International Derby 2019

The five promoters of the World Pitmasters Cup 9-Cock International Derby 2019 themselves–Charlie “Atong” Ang, Engr. Sonny Lagon, Gerry Ramos, Gov. Eddiebong Plaza and RJ Mea–along with other big names in the gamefowl industry join one of the most anticipated big-time derbies in the Year of the Pig this January.

To be held at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila from January 17 to 26, participants battle for the ₱15,000,000.00 guaranteed prize and a specially designed trophy.

Aside from the ₱88,000.00 pot money and ₱55,000.00 minimum bet, derby rules also allow participants the option to include Hennies (Binabae) to their arsenal of fighting cocks. International derby weight limit is from 1.900 to 2.500 kilograms, and submission of weights is a day before fight day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only.

The 2-Cock Elims (Set A & B) will be held on January 17 and 18 respectively, followed by a one-day rest on January 19. The USA vs. Philippines 25-Cock Main & 6-Cock Big Event will be held on January 20 and as an added attraction, the Pacquiao vs. Broner fight will be aired at the venue before the derby.

The 3-Cock Semis (Set A & B) will be held on January 21 and 22 respectively, followed by a one-day rest on January 23. The 4-Cock Pre-Finals (3 & 3.5 points) will be held on January 24, followed by a one-day rest on January 25. The 4-Cock Grand-Finals (4, 4.5 & 5 points) will be held on January 26.

According to the World Pitmasters Cup International Derby Facebook Page, there is an exclusive live coverage of the event via: www.sabongsports.com.

Hosted by Charlie “Atong” Ang, Engr. Sonny Lagon, Gerry Ramos, Gov. Eddiebong Plaza and RJ Mea assisted by Eric Dela Rosa and Ka Lando Luzong, the World Pitmasters Cup 9-Cock International Derby 2019 is sponsored by Thunderbird Platinum, VNJ, Thor and Experto.

The World Pitmasters Cup is sanctioned by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB).



6. Eric Dela Rosa

Eric Dela Rosa, Philippine cockfighting’s proverbial Man in the Middle, has lifted the status of this sport to greater heights. Undoubtedly the most well-rounded sabungero in the country, EDR’s talent in hosting and promoting the biggest cocking events this side of the continent has vastly contributed to the quantum leap of the sabong industry.

Eric Dela Rosa