The grand finals of "NFGB Hari Ng Rueda 8 - Cock Derby”sizzles today at Roligon Mega Cockpit with 130 fights programmed.
The nationwide cockfest is organized by the National Federation of Gamefowl Breeders ( NFGB ) which also staged its 6, 479 - entry "National Bakbakan" finals at Roligon last December.
Forty -seven qualifers, with four wins each so far, collide in today's 4 - cock finals beginning at 1 p.m.
Notable among the favorites is the Jumu JB 77 of Pampanga vice mayor Jobee Navarro, solo champion of the 2014 World Slasher Cup.
The challengers: Peping Cojuangco, Rey Briones, Don Remo, Butch Yabut/Ding Cajulis/ Ruben Tan, Doc JBT, Julius Mallari, Rex Magpantay, Antonio Palacios, Nick Villanueva, Teng David and Vice Gov. Harold Imperial among others.
NFGB president Ricoy Palmares Jr. and the board of directors will be on hand to award the trophies to the winners.
Sponsors are VNJ Distributors, Thunderbird, B- Meg Derby Ace, Sagupaan Complexor 3000, Supremo, Salto, Hagibis, Excellence Livestock and Poultry Specialists, Pit Fighter and Solaire Resort and Casino.
The "NFGB Hari Ng Rueda 8 - Cock Derby", now with 558 entries, rages this week in three venues in Metro Manila.
The 4- cock national eliminations will be held Feb. 17 (Pasay Cockpit), Feb. 19 (New Mandaluyong Coliseum) and Feb. 20 (Roligon).
National Federation of Gamefowl Breeders (NFGB) president Ricoy Palmares Jr. noted that non - NFGB members may also join.
Palmares also requested participants with 3.5 points to compete in their respective regional finals.
'It will be more convenient to them and will decongest the field in the Feb. 27 grand finals." said Palmares.
So far, 18 gamefowl breeders reached the finals with four points, among them Peping Cojuangco, Rey Briones, Don Remo, Butch Yabut/Ding Cajulis/ Ruben Tan,Julius Mallari, Rex Magpantay and Vice Gov. Harold Imperial.
For other information: 0947 9960715; (02) 477-1851 (ask for Ruby).
Riding high on the smashing success of its 'Bakbakan' stag series (6,479 entries), the National Federation of Gamefowl Breeders (NFGB) announced yesterday its next big event this year.
Dubbed as "NFGB Hari Ng Rueda 8 - Cock Derby", the event has a minimum guaranteed prize of P5 million and entry fee of P8,800.
"This is our first cock derby series, and all 36 breeders groups affiliated with NFGB have agreed to support it," said NFGB president Ricoy Palmares Jr.
With more than 1,000 entries expected, the guaranteed prize will definitely go up, said Palmares.
Competition starts on Feb. 6 at the Tabora Sports Club (UBBBA) and Pasig Square Garden (RGBA). The format: 4- cock eliminations and 4- cock finals.
Other upcoming schedules: Feb. 7 (Arcontica Cockpit - UCBA) and Feb. 8 (Tayabas Sports Center - QCBA).
The grand finals sizzles on Feb. 27 at Roligon Mega Cockpit.
For other info, please visit the NFGB website: www.nfgbonline.com or call 0947 9960715; (02) 477-1851 (ask for Ruby).
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