THE world’s most prestigious international derby will sizzle from May 25 to 31 at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum with some of the finest cockers and breeders in the roster.
The nine-cock invitational derby of the toughest game fowl event in the world, known to competitors as the “Olympics of Cockfighting,” will see whose winning bloodlines will be hailed victorious in the finals.
Frank Berin’s NEJ Sebastian bested over 300 entries to capture the championship title of WSC’s first edition this year.
“All the best cocks compete here,” he told WSC partner Pitgames Media right after his win last February 1. “You can’t join here if your entry is weak. It is not a joke to fight in the World Slasher Cup. Even foreign participants are here. You have to really prepare for it.”
Joey Melendrez, whose entry scored 7.5 in the thick of the WSC1 finals, said in an interview: “I’ve had my Yellow-Leg McLeans and my Green-Leg McLeans for a long time. The World Slasher (Cup) has developed my lines… The birds I used for the fight are from the lines of World Slasher winners from 2007 onwards. If you want to prove how good you are, you come here.”
Hosted by Pintakasi of Champions, the 7-day 2017 World Slasher Cup 2 schedule of spectacle is: May 25 and 26 (2-cock elims); May 27 and 28 (3-cock semi-finals); May 29 and 30 (4-cock finals for those with 2, 2.5, 3 and 3.5 points) and May 31 (4-cock finals for those with 4, 4.5 and 5 points).
Supported by Petron and Thunderbird, with Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists, and media partner Pitgames Media, WSC2 already has over 200 participants and counting. The derby promises a real smackdown among the finest winged-warriors from the US, Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Because the odds are never truly set in this gentleman’s sport, it will be interesting to see if Berin could score back-to-back wins this year; or if Magno Lim and Gary Tesorero could defend their 2016 WSC2 title or lose it to another hungry fighter.