Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Briones, Wacnang Share 2012 World Slashers Cup Crown

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).

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rey Briones (Spartans Palawan) and Cong. 

Lawrence Wacnang (Crowsland Siverwings) - 

both endorsers of Thunderbird scored 8 wins 

apiece to share the championship of the 2012 

World Slashers Cup

Saturday, January 21, 2012


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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Reigning 2011 WSC-2 champion newspaper executive Rey Briones, after scoring a perfect 4-0 win-loss card during last Monday’s Group A elims opener, showed he has stockpiled enough ammunitions of ace roosters when he again ruled last Tuesday’s Group B 2-cock preliminaries with another 2 new entries finishing with perfect 4 wins out of 4 matches via his bets Spartans Palawan and Spartans Cuyo, to lead to today’s Group B 2-cock semis of the ongoing 2012 World Slashers Cup 8-Cock Invitational Derby.

Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions and co-presented by Thunderbird Romoxtyl & Thunderbird Ganador Max with BMeg as minor sponsor, today’s eciting pit action begins at 1:00 p.m. with more than 130 matches lined up.

Briones’ colleagues in the Thunderbird Sabongnation Team also showed domination with Cong. Lawrence Wacnang of Kalinga (Crowsland Silver Wings), Gov. Baham Mitra of Palawan (Palawin-Crowsland), Bgy. Chairman Boy Tanyag of Quezon City (CRB Farm), Central Visayas Breeders Association President Victor Sierra (Victor & Jerald Talisay Cebu Big Event March) and Boy Lechon (MVR Regal Pest & MRV Sans Rival)  
successfully hurdling all their elimination assignments. 

Also in the lead pack with 2 points apiece are Cockfights Magazine publisher Wilvin Sy; Patrick Antonio (Sagupaan Winning Line);  EDL Excellence’s Doc Ayong Lorenzo with Biyong Garing; Lakpue’s Ricky Castillo; Rizalde Zandoval with two entries undefeated;  Jojo Bernardo & Ed Santos; Rodel Costales & Benson Chua; Celso Evangelista; Ampil Brothers & Elmer Baccud; James Uy; Ronnie Puno & Philip Sy; Gerry Ramos & Raymond Burgos; Bebot Uy & Toto Sevilla; Anthony Garcia & Glenn Sebatian; Mike Romulo; M. Molano & Mike Salazar;; Gamefowl Breeders Association of Rizal President & Marikina City Councilor Elmer Nepomuceno; Albert Yam & Romy Marquez; Balasa Blue Band Game Farm; Andres Bernos and Dennis Loria with Arnel de Jesus.

Lousiana’s Wilbert LeBlanc & Richard Harris keep the hope of the Americans alive with their Yellow Rose San Lorenzo-1 entry winning both fights.

It will be ceasefire tomorrow as qualifiers prepare for the finals on Saturday and the grand finals on Sunday.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Record Field Seen in World Slashers Cup 50th Year

Record Field Seen in World Slashers Cup 50th Year

The World Slashers Cup started by Don Amado Araneta in 1962 staged each year at the sports and entertainment mecca that is the Araneta Coliseum, enters its 50th year as the brightest and hottest torch burning continuously for Philippine cockfighting.

The semi-annual “Olympics of Cockfighting” hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions presented by B-meg Derby Ace and Thunderbird Power Feeds greets the Year of the Dragon with the biggest and most powerful cocking force ever assembled composed of the country’s finest pit heroes providing a brick wall of opposition against the invading foreign fighters from Japan, Germany, France, Malaysia, Guam, Saipan and the United States.

Set for January 16-22, hostilities will begin on the 16th with the first set of entries locking horns for their 2-cock eliminations followed by the second half of competitors taking on each other for their own preliminaries on the 17th. The 2-cock semis for Group A is on Jan. 18, while Group B meet again on June 19. The 4-cock finals for Group A is on Jan. 21 and the ultimate event is on Jan. 22 for the Group B finalists.

With 207 entries registered in January of 2009; 240 in January 2010 and 274 at the beginning of 2011, it is highly anticipated that the number of competitors will break the 300 mark for the first time.

Patrick Antonio (Sagupaan B-50) who ruled over 274 other entries in January last year and 2011 WSC-2 champions 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) are expected to launch gallant defense of their titles.

Among the confirmed foreign participants as of this time are Roger Roberts (Georgia) , Ray Alexander (Alabama), Kali Casco (Hawaii), Larry Romero, Jason Campbell, Sedfrey Linsangan (Guam), Jorge “Goy” Goitia (California), Zosimo Antivo (Las Vegas), Clarence Perkins (Kentucky), Mike Formosa (Hawaii), Greg Berin (Australia), Jorge Torres (Californina), Zaldy Sandoval (California), Tony Ang (Taiwan), Chris Casilan (Hawaii), Rodel Costales (California), Jeff Hudspeth (California), Randy Hall (Texas), Tyrone Kennedy (Alabama), Mike Formosa (Hawaii), Peter Uren (Australia), Martin Barla & Jose Carcillar (Chicago) and Martin Barla (Chicago).
A big part of the field is comprised of U.S.-based Filipinos who are remotely maintaining gamefowl farms here in the Philippines and continuously sending into the country top-rated breeding stocks from some of the world’s most renowned rooster-raisers such as, Bruce Barnett, Dink Fair, Carol Nesmith, Larry Romero, Brad Padgeth, Allen Hinds and Speedy Gonzales among others.
For further details, interested parties may contact the Araneta Coliseum at 9113101 loc.  look for Boy San Pedro or Dong Lamoste