BRIONES, JIAO, REYES SHARE
2011 WORLD SLASHERS CUP-2 CROWN
The 2011 World Slashers Cup-2 held from June 6-12 at the Big Dome, closed with three entries sharing the title as the new world champions after finishing with identical scores of 7 wins and 1 loss each.
Closing with 7 points apiece to rule the field of 174 entries are Rey Briones (Spartans DR-1), Boy Jiao & Ito Ynares (June 14 NCA Big Event Ynares Arena 220K Pot) and Rikki Reyes (@PR Knights Rian WRN)
Tabloid executive Rey Briones, one of Thunderbird Wiining Team member, brings the province of Masbate to the fore of Philippine cockfighting again after bagging his second World Slashers Cup title which he first won in 2003. It should be noted that 2010 Bakbakan champs Doc Ronnie Magbalon and Engr. Ralph Daigo who scored a total of 19 wins and 1 draw with their ‘buliks’ last December are both Masbateños. Briones’ victory is also a seal of success for his gamefowl breeding venture, because this time, he fought his own produce from his Spartans Game Farm in Bulacan where he propagates his Spartan Red and Spartan White aces.
Probably the most unexpected of the three champions is that of Boy Jiao (June 14 NCA Big Event Ynares Arena 220K Pot) – also a Thundebird Sabongnation star, considering that he had only three points after the elims and semis. Jiao who is in Macau for a vacation texted that he used Kelso-Roundheads and Kelso-Grey. This is Jiao’s third WSC title.
Young fighter Rikki Reyes, who used to be known as the son-in-law of top cocker Boy “Bulalayaw” Marzo, now makes a name for himself as one of the league’s most feared cocker-breeder after pocketing his first world title via his (@PR Knights Rian WRN) entry, financed by Ortee Reyes and Val Samson, Rikki fielded his own breeding of RDR Greys and RDR Blueface Hatches.
The WRN team of Wilson Ong, Rikki Reyes and new Thunderbird endorser Nestor Vendivil had the biggest share of the limelight with Reyes winning the championship, 6.5, Ong’s Octagon Rian WRN-1 scored 6.5 points for runner-up honors, while Vendivil (Oliver WRN-10 and Rikki Reyes other entry (@Rian KSA TNT WRN closed with 6 points each.
Sharing the runner-up spot with Ong are Buddy Robregado (Big R) and the tandem of Bebot Roxas & Peping Cojuangco (Paniqui-CAT).
Also coming out with sterling performances with 6 pints apiece are Allan Siaco (A.S. Nowitzki(, Jet & Joel Fernando (Antipolo JSF), Ricky Magtuto/NMC/Jeffrey & Alwin Sy (Camsur 6-Stag Sept.16), defending June 2010 WSC champ Atty. Art de Castro & Ed Aparri (Ed Art Grady Thunderbee Creekside MTJ), Engr. Efren Fernado of Zamboanga (EFZ Erikka Jillian), Ampil Bros. & Edwin Baccud (Habagat EYB Re Gel RGG), James Uy (Liberator Rachel Mitzki JU), Mayor Jose Panganiban (Oxford Princess Casino 7-Satg Derby Oct. 16), Mario Villamor/Angeles Bros. (Phoenix Juliana), Junjun Salazr & Toto Sevilla (Pleasant Drive), Ruel Ricafort (RT 114 Roosterville ), Nene Araneta (Thunderbird-II) and Lito Ruedas (Velasco LC Happy B-day).