Thunderbird of Nene Araneta and Frank Berin scored four points in the final round to share the championship with Rey Canedo and Jun Verano in the 2019 World Slasher Cup 2 Invitational 9 -Cock Derby yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The title win was more special for Berin as it was his fourth in the event dubbed as Olympics of cockfighting.
Like Araneta and Berin, the partnership of 2019 Pitmasters 220 K Big Event champion Canedo and Verano of Team Excellence (RC Warriors JD) also tallied with 8-1 points.
In fight No. 49, RC Warrior JD outlasted the RNK entry of first time participant Reynaldo Villanueva, who is also gunning for the title.
Villanueva settled for runner -up honors with seven points, together with two -time WSC champ Honey Yu of Pitogo, Quezon (Princess Bernice).
Other top scorers: Femie Medina/Rhona Bullecer/Marc Cruz, Rep. Marvin Rillo, Alpha Team and Ricky Magtuto/JMW (6.5 points each), Antonio dela Pena, Vince Maranan of Rizal, Carlos Camacho of Guam/ Jorge Goitia of California, Sierra Brothers, Frank Berin/Nene Araneta, Jepoy/Boy de Roca, Mauro Prieto/Rey Briones and Escolin/Eslabon Brothers.
Major sponsors are Thunderbird and Emperador with media partners PitGames Media Inc., TV5’s “All New Tukaan”, ABS-CBN Action + Sports, “Sagupaan,” “Sabong Nation”, “Sabong Pilipinas”, “Bakbakan Na TV”, The Sabong Chronicles, .Journal Group, Pilipino Mirror, Saksi Ngayon and Diaryo Bomba.
Awarding ceremonies will be held at Novotel Manila Araneta Center next week the with the presence of reigning Bb. Pilipinas titlists.