MANILA, Philippines - Action in the World Slasher Cup heats up today with the staging of the two semifinal sessions starting at 10 a.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Entries from the Jan. 21 elims and those with scores of 0, 0.5 or one point from the Jan. 22 prelims go head-to-head for spots in the championship set Jan. 27.
Howard Inafuku of Hawaii and partner Sonny Lagon scored two points each for their entries Eliong Gonzaga Hiwaii and Eliong Gonzaga Hiwaii-1 while Thunderbird Powervet team members Nestor Vendivil (Oliver Mistah ’75-I) with Rico Reyes and Passi City Mayor Jesry Palmares (Cobra JP TR) handled by Teng Rañola and financed by Atong Ang, also came through with big wins along with Alabama’s Will Kolet (WRK-Wallace Farm/Alabama Samurai).
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions, the seven-day event is co-presented by Thunderbird Romoxtyl and sponsored by Bmeg, Sagupaan and Supremo.
The Cyber Ilocano Cockers Association also landed in the winner’s circle as R-mand Macadaeg and the Javillo brothers posted two wins for their entries JMJ Brothers Pangasinan Bunkmates CICA SD.
Also with two points are San Pablo City’s pride Joey delos Santos (JDLS BBJC), Capt. Luis Tapia (8 Strikers LT), Dr. Marco Fermindoza (DBF PAGBA), Peter Elm (Gameboy), Mayor Ronaldo Flores (Spartan MS Oca Malolos RTF), Pedro dela Rosa/Rey Cabgacang (Bog Island Keaau), Ric Tamboong & Ramon Salazar (RTT Achievers);
Carlo Resultay of Tropang Singapore (PG Callejo) with Joel Sumnagid & Ferdie Felicen, Tiny Meneses (Anima Strath), Sonny, Rudy, & Conrad Oribello (Oribello Brothers Gamefarm), Tony Marfori (Swing), Anthony Lim (Lucban), Gerry Ramos (AAO DT);
Ben Mondragon & Mayor Eliong (San Isidro/Green Diamond), Gov. Plaza & Elwin Javelosa (EP Brown Roosterville, Ampil Bros/Ricky Castillo Lakpue (EYB Assault Lakpue-1, Rene Penalosa/Mike Cuaresma & Ted Tan (Down Under CT Bros. Miguelito) and Patrick Antonio (Sagupaan Mite Free).
Also in the hunt are Mark Salazar/Ed Moreno (MS Summit PT MM JS), Noel Jarin/Benny Salazar (Kaizen Enzo Altavaz Ohio AAO), Cesar Ancayan & Jess Ferrer (ARSCE Farm – Naomi) and Mayor Glen Eduarte (G.E. Tayum), R. Moraga/Bernard Ancheta (Golden Boy/St. Bernard).