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The huge crowd during the 2019 WSC 1 Grand Finals last February at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Join world-class cockers and breeders in a display of the best and fiercest of breeds and bloodlines in the highly anticipated return ofthe 2019 World Slasher Cup 2 from May 27 to June 2.

As a treat to fans, the WSC Derby Office is giving  sabong aficionados two chances for them to catch the fights at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum for less.

For the WSC 2 in May, audiences may avail of discounted ticket prices under the following promos:

The Early Bird promo gives sabong fans a 10% discount when they buy their tickets from April 8 to 30, 2019. The P1,800 Patron tickets will only cost P1,620; and the P1,200 Upper Box Tickets will only cost P1,080.

The Loyalty promo, meanwhile, gives a huge discount to bulk buyers of tickets to all fight dates from May 27 to June 2 (with a one-day break on June 1). Fans can buy Patron tickets for all fight dates at a discount for only only P9,000 (from P10,800); and Upper Box tickets at a discounted price of only P6,000 (from P7,200).

Tickets are now available at the Ticketnet box office, beside the Yellow Gate of the Smart Araneta Coliseum; or via www.ticketnet.com.ph.

Last February, American (Cris Copas of Kentucky) and his partner from Mindanao (former WSC champ Claude Bautista of the CPB group) snagged the solo championship at the World Slasher Cup first edition. Fielding their fiercest Kelsos, Roundheads and Sweaters, their entry scored a perfect 9-0 card for the win.

Following closely behind were Team Alcala with 8 points for their Birthday Gift 1 and 2 entries; as well as Belle Almojera of Florida, and Santi Sierra of Cebu with 7.5 points. Those who finished with 7 points were former champs Nene Araneta, Biboy Enriquez, and 7-time WSC champ and cockfight idol Patrick Antonio; and WSC loyals Jomel Gatlabayan and RGBA Friends, Jimmy Junsay, Doc Marvin Rocafort, and Cris/Paolo Mercado.

Cockfighting aficionados from abroad also tried their luck, among them Marty Bentley and Brett McCormick from Ohio who competed for the first time last January with their Roundhead Albany Crosses and Kelsos.

Tim Fitzgerald from Utah, who has been coming to the WSC for 11 years and competed 7 times already with his Toppy Hatch breeds, said, “We have good roosters in the States, too, but the birds here are among the top.”

Sabong enthusiasts are hoping 2018 WSC 2 champs Rey Briones and Rod Advincula (Greengold Uno entry) would join this year and defend their title.

Participants can register their entries for WSC 2 via the World Slasher Cup official website www.worldslashercup.ph; or through the Derby Office via 588-4000 local 8227, or 911-2928. Hennies are not allowed in WSC.