World-class cockfighting continues today as the 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-Cock Derby 2 stages its second round at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, with Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists and Pit Game Media Inc. among the sponsors, the event opened with a bang yesterday.
Today’s 2-cock elims features new entries with qualifiers advancing to the 3-cock semifinals on May 8 and 9.
All finalists take a rest on May 10 before competing on May 11 (4-cock finals for 2 to 3.5 points) and May 12 (4-cock finals for 4 to 5 points).
Among the prominent participants yesterday were Biboy Enriquez, Frank Berin, Felix Gatchalian, Jimmy Junsay, Patrick Puno, cockfight idol Patrick Antonio, Dante Eslabon, Escolin Brothers, Rey Briones, Anthony Lim,Nestor Vendivil, Rikki Reyes, James Uy, Art de Castro, Claude Bautista and Hermie Capuchino.
Charles Berry of Louisiana led the foreign brigade along with Janson Lee of Oklahoma, Roger Nook of Vietnam, Steven Symms of Missisipi, Carlos Camacho of Guam and Jorge Goitia of California.