Newspaper executive Rey Briones of Masbate permanently made his imprint in the history of Philippine cockfighting after scoring 8 perfect wins in the recently concluded 2012 World Slashers Cup 8-Cock Invitational Derby to bag his third title as world champion. The Spartans Game Farm owner won his first crown in June of 2003 via the Islander RB entry and injust last June with his bet Spartans DR I.
Duplicating Briones’ feat is fellow Thunderbird Sabongnation team mate 3-time Kalinga province governor and congressman Lawrence Wacnang (Crowsland Silver Wings) in partnership with Cong. Cosalan, takes his first Slashers Cup – Wacnang biggest in addition to his LGBA Breeder of the Year title.
Solo runner-up honors went to DL Tingkoroni Tungkag – Vancouver of Dennis Loria & Arnel de Jesus.
Entries RAS – JR of Atty. Junjun Salazar and AAO Hitchcock of Gerry Ramos both lost in their final matches to end up with 7 wins apiece matching that of MRV San Rival of Erik Abella; and Group A finals top finisher JT JGT Emerald of Jun Topacio
Sterling performances also came for 6.5 pointers Bernie Tacoy (Ormoc Golden Warriors) whose white gold fighters birds were the most applauded in the event; Atty. Ed Moreno & Bob Price (EM Summit.Big Spring-1), Jorge Torres & Claude Bautista (CPB JGT – 1); Mario Villamor/Jimmy Junsay/Wilson Ong (Mario Jimmy Octagon); Patrick Antonio (Sagupaan Hammer); Mayor Jose Panganiban (Ybanag Yaw); James Uy/Jun Lipnica (JU JunLip Malaking Swerte Ang Kailangan); Cito Albert/Albert Yam (Dragon Impact); Lito Cay (Velasco – LC); Andres Bernos (Steady On); Beboy Uy & Toto Sevilla (SF Stallion Grey Pleasant); Nino Alando (143 Roma); M. Molano/Pedring Taba/Mark Slazar (MM-PT-MS); Boy Tanyag (CRB Farm); Anthony Garcia (AG Polo/San Sebastian); Patrick Antonio (Sagupaan Winning Line); Rhemy Medrano (Karamba RSW); Boy Royo/Pol Estellado/Lito Orillaza (TB PEBR Winning Time); Jowan Bautista & Wilvin Sy (Lexie Game Farm).