2-time World Slasher Cup champion newspaper executive Rey Briones displayed toughness and consistency with his fleet of Spartans Green Leg lines and Spartans Red strain after his two entries Spartans Palawan and Spartans Cuyo scored 4 wins and 3 points, respectively. The popular son of Masbate province will try to win his third crown when he collides with equally undefeated bets in the championship set on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Set today starting at 2:00 p.m. with more than 100 exciting matches lined up is the finals among Group A standouts led by close friends 2007 WSC solo champ Wilson Ong of Dumaguete, 3-time WSC runner-up Nestor Vendivil of Nueva Ecija and 2011 WSC-2 defending co-champ Rikki Reyes of Laguna. Ong, Vendivil and Reyes founded and now the pillars of the newly-formed Philippine Federation of Gamefowl Breeders.
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, this 50th year anniversary edition of the World Slashers Cup is co-presented by Thunderbird Romoxtyl and Thunderbird Ganador Max with BMeg as minor sponsor.
Also scoring 4 wins out of 4 matches during last Thursday’s Group B semis are Thunderbird’s Cong. Lawrence Wacnang with Cong. Cosalan (Crowsland Silver Wings) and Boy Lechon/Erick Abella/Atty. Bong Villanueva; Andres Bernos (Steady On); Allan Cong & Dalwin Yulangco (Team Supreme LM Pride); Mike Romulo (Tonio Untd); Rizalde Sandoval (Lucky Charm/116#2); Gerry Ramos & Raymond Burgos (AAO Hitchcock); Jojo Bernardo & Ed Santos (EBS Jurupa March 14 4-Cock Kaybiga); joined by 3.5 pointers Dennis Loria/Arnel de Jesus (DL Tingkoroni Tungkag-Vancouver) and the group of Clarence Perkins/Grady Malone & Marcel Julao (Dexter GM MTJ)
Also to try to stack up as much as 7 points tonight are Boy Marzo, Dicky Lim, Atong Ang & James Uy; Will Kollet of Alabama, Joey & BubOy delos Santos, Romano Pedroche, Mike Cuaresma & Mike Tan; Cito Alberto & Albert Yam, Biboy Enriquez, Jorge Torres & Claude Bautista, Mayor Boyet Joson, JV Magsaysay, Bong Angeles, Tim Fritzgeral & Osang dela Cruz, Atty. Capucchino, Atty, Santos, Allan Chan & Romy Co; Felix Gatchlian, Atty. Jun Mendoza, Atty. Ed Moreno & Bob Price, Jun Topacio, Gov. Bong Carreon and Jaime Que & Ed Pangilinan.