Crucial fights sizzle at the 18,000-seat and air-conditioned Smart Araneta Coliseum as the 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-Cock Derby 2 enters its semi-final round today, Tuesday, May 8.
Fifteen participants, with 2-0 (win-loss) cards each banner today’s 3-cock semi-finals supported by Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists and Pit Game Media Inc. of CEO Manny Berbano.
Defending champion Frank Berin, cockfight idol Patrick Antonio, Gov. Claude Bautista and Rey Briones have two unbeaten entries each so far.
Also with two wins: Roger Nook of Vietnam with partners Brian Tan and Nino Yee; Julia Nicole, Celso Salazar/Dems Villaverde, Jun Tejada/Lawrence Lu, Bachok Cardenas, Hermie Capuchino, and Fred Cruz.
Other qualifiers: Biboy Enriquez, Rikki Reyes, Carlos Camacho of Guam, Jorge Goitia of California, Gov. Kulit Alcala, Jojo Gatlabayan, Dicky Lim, Escolin Brothers, Carding Dapat, Patrick Puno, Mayor Jon Feliciano, Jimmy Junsay, Emil Tiu, Jojo Alcovendaz, Art de Castro, Borgy Zoleta, Edwin Tose, James Uy, Allan Cantal, Chef JR, Felix Gatchalian and Ricky Magtuto.
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, the WSC 2 will have another semi-final round tomorrow, Wednesday, May 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).
For patron and box tickets, please visit Ticketnet box office at Araneta Coliseum Circle (beside Yellow Gate) or call 911-5555.