Saturday, January 21, 2017

All Set for World Slasher Cup

Jun Durano , handler of MLG 63
Close to 400 of the best cockers and gamefowl breeders in the United States, the Philippines and other countries will fight it out with their roosters int his year's World Slasher Cup at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City which starts on Monday, January 23.

Organized by the Pintakasi of Champions, the 10-day event will also participated by confirmed cockers and afficionados from Kuwait, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan, making it the biggest edition of the competition so far.

Cockfighters from Vietnam and Cambodia and other countries who attended the three-day World Gamefowl Expo at the World Slasher Cup include Darrel Mack of Texas, and Hall of Famers Mike Formusa of Hawaii and Ray Alexander of Texas, the two being prominent fixtures in the event.
World Slasher Cup is touted as the biggest international cockfighting event, known as the Olympics of Cockfightinh and, at nearly 60 years at its home, the historic and iconic Smart Araneta Coliseum, is one of the world's longest running gamefowl spectacle.

The World Slasher Cup 2017 is actually a 9-cock invitational derby featuring the best breeders and cockers and the finest warriors.

The competition begins with 2-cock eliminations on January 23 to 25. Qualifiers will then move on the 3-cock semi-finals set on January 26 to 29.

Individual entries with a score of 3.5 or 4 points will compete in the 4-cock pre-finals from January 29 t0 31. Undefeated entries with a score of 4.5 or 5 points earn the chance to be named this year's World Slasher Cup champion at the grand finals on February 1.

Last year's World Slasher Cup II champion Magno Lim will defend his crown against the elite in cockffighting from America, the Philippines and many other countries.

Lim declared to Pit Games Magazine that he is ready for another thrilling event to be champion again.

"No matter what... I enjoy cockfighting," the defending champion confessed oozing with confidence with his roosters.

"That's why I enjoy cockfighting... I've seen the seemingly impossible happen before my eyes. For instance, just when I begin thinking I'm about to lose my fight, something quickly changes and the referee calls in my favour," Lim said.

Lim's entry under the banner MLG 63, with his teammate Gary Teirero, won the pot money and the prestige at the 2016 World Slasher Cup II in May last year.

Earlier, 2016 World Slasher Cup 1 yielded tie champions, namely, the entries from Blueblade FarmsAA, and Phoenix II (the team composed og Mario Villamor, Ed Aparri and Art de Castro).

The 2017 World Slasher Cup 1 is sponsored by Petron, Thunderbird, and B-Meg with partners like the Excellence, and EDL Group of Companies and the Pit Games Media Inc.
For tickets and information to 2017 World Slasher Cup 1, visit Ticketnet at 911-5555.

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