BGBA Local Stag Derby 2014 Schedules

Below is the local stag derby invite from Bulacan Gamefowl Breeders Association.  We will definitely join this one.

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BGBA-Local-Stag-Derby-2014

We got this invite when we attended the BGBA meeting last July 29.  Sharing to my friends and those who did not attend the meeting.

BGBA has now a website = http://www.bgbaonline.org

BGBA Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/bgbaonline

Should you have similar derbies you want to promote on this site, please send us the details at bangisgamefarm@gmail.com.  This is a public service and we promise to post it as soon as we can.

Good luck to you and yours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Roque Cockpit 3 Stag Derby 2014

Sharing with you another invitation from San Roque Cockpit Arena in San Rafael, Bulacan.

This is for a local 3 stag derby targeting 7-9 months old slated on August 30, 2014.

Pot Money of P2,500 is very attractive to small time cockers and breeders so this is expected to draw a lot of entries.

The derby boast of a Guaranteed Prize of P200,000. No breakdown of prizes was provided in the invite as you can see below:

San Roque Cockpit Stag Derby

San Roque Cockpit Stag Derby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hope this helps you find the stag derby you can join this year.

If you have any derby that you would like to be posted here for all to see, please send details to bangisgamefarm@gmail.com. We promise to post it as soon as we can.

Thanks.

 

 

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B-MEG Integra Cup 2014 6 Stag Derby Schedule

B-MEG Integra Cup 2014 6 Stag Derby Schedule

Here is another stag derby schedule to watch out for.  We are planning to join this one.  Hope this gives information to those interested.  Invite given to us by BMEG representative in the recent BGBA meeting.

This is a very attractive stag derby because a lot of cockers are expected to join given the low entry fee and minimum bet.

Venue: Bacolor Cockpit Arena in Pampanga

2 Stag Elimination:

August 18, 2014 and August 25, 2014

4 Stag Finals:

September 6, 2014

Desired Weight: 1.650 to 2.250 kgs

More details below:

Integra Cup 6 Stag Derby

Integra Cup 6 Stag Derby

Integra Cup 6 Stag Derby Schedule

Integra Cup 6 Stag Derby Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integra Cup 2014 6 Stag Derby Schedule – Kudos to Bmeg for coming up with this stag derby schedule this year.

If you like your derby to be posted in our website, please send us an email with details of the derby at bangisgamefarm@gmail.com.  We will post it for you to help in the promotions.

Good luck to you and yours!

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2014 National Barkadahan Cup 9 Stag Derby Schedule

This is an interesting stag derby event in 2014.  The prize is unbelievable. I am posting it here on my own to help on promotion. I think we should encourage more of these invitationals involving banded gamefowls only for the stag derbies.  If you have any stag derby promotion that you want to be posted here, please send us info at our contact page.

2014 National Barkadahan Cup 9 Stag Derby Schedule

National Barkadahan 9 Stag Derby

National Barkadahan 9 Stag Derby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 BARKADAHAN FORMAT

1. ONLY DECEMBER, JANUARY, AND FEBRUARY BORN STAGS
BANDED BY ASSOCIATIONS AFFILIATED WITH NFGB,
DIGMAAN, LGBA WILL BE ACCEPTED.
2. PASAY COCKPIT, SAN JUAN COLISEUM AND STA. MONICA
COCKPIT UNIFIED DERBY RULES APPLY.
3. COMPUTERIZED MATCHING.
4. ENTRY FEE IS Php 11,000 AND MINIMUM BET IS Php 11,000.
5. WEIGHT – 1700kg. TO 2200kg. SUBMISSION OF WEIGHT IS ONE
DAY BEFORE THE SCHEDULE OF DERBY, 4PM-8PM ONLY.
6. LEG BANDING IS FROM 6AM TO 10AM ON THE DERBY DAY.
7. TWO (2) STAG QUALIFYING – 1 POINT TO QUALIFY.
8. THREE (3) STAG SEMI FINALS – 3 POINTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE
FINALS.
9. FOUR (4) STAG PRE FINALS – 3, 3.5 AND 4 POINTS TO FIGHT
ONLY AT PASAY COCKPIT ON OCT. 20.
10. ONLY 4.5 AND 5 POINTS ARE TO FIGHT AT THE GRAND FINALS
AT SAN JUAN COLISEUM ON OCT. 22.

Distribution of prizes  at the grand finals

champion = 5 million plus hi-lux
any 8pts = 2 million
any 7pts = 1 million
any 6pts = 2 million
handler = 350,000
gaffer = 150,000
total prize 12 million

***adjustment of prizes as of july 06

NATIONAL SCHEDULES
DATE-VENUE-EVENT

1st BATCH
SEPT. 03 – WED (SAN JUAN COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 13 – SAT (STA. MONICA COCKPIT) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 15 – MON (SAN JUAN COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 17 – WED (SAN JUAN COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 18 – THU (NEW MANDALUYONG COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 20 – SAT (STA. MONICA COCKPIT) SEMI-FINALS

2nd BATCH
SEPT. 22 – MON (SAN JUAN COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 25 – THU (NEW MANDALUYONG COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 27 – SAT (STA. MONICA COCKPIT) QUALIFYING ROUND
SEPT. 29 – MON (PASAY CITY COCKPIT) QUALIFYING ROUND
OCT. 01 – WED (SAN JUAN COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
OCT. 02 – THU (NEW MANDALUYONG COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
OCT. 04 – SAT (STA. MONICA COCKPIT) QUALIFYING ROUND
OCT. 08 – WED (SAN JUAN COLISEUM) SEMI-FINALS

3rd BATCH
OCT. 11 – SAT (STA. MONICA COCKPIT) QUALIFYING ROUND
OCT. 13 – MON (PASAY CITY COCKPIT) QUALIFYING ROUND
OCT. 15 – WED (SAN JUAN COLISEUM) QUALIFYING ROUND
OCT. 16 – THU (NEW MANDALUYONG COLISEUM) SEMI-FINALS
OCT. 18 – SAT (STA. MONICA COCKPIT) SEMI-FINALS

LOCAL SCHEDULES

South luzon – arcontica coliseum
sept. 08 – mon (qualifying round)
sept. 15 – mon (qualifying round)
sept. 22 – mon (semi-finals)

North luzon – new tarlac coliseum
sept. 19 – fri (qualifying round)
oct. 06 – mon (qualifying round)
oct. 13 – mon (semi-finals)

FOR INQUIRIES YOU MAY CONTACT:

Contact persons:
national schedules: maricar 09052526719
arcontica: rey morla 09177937348
new tarlac: paolo malvar 09175549181

https://www.facebook.com/sanjuancoliseumrqp

https://www.facebook.com/rqpsanjuancoliseum

Hosted by Patrick Antonio, Eric Dela Rosa, Butchoy Alano and Tady Palma

 

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On Gamefowl Cutting Ability and Gameness

I recently met a cocker friend who read my blog post about the cutting  ability of my Greyblades line.  In one of those posts, I mentioned that I prefer “Cutting Abilities” over “Gameness”.  It is obvious right on the onset that he did not agree with me because he said I am missing one good point on my preference – that Gameness comes first before Cutting Ability.

I explained to him my thoughts on this the same way I plan to discuss it here today.  I am not hoping that you will side with me or my thinking process.  Believe me that’s not my intent in writing on my breeder’s blog because over the years, wisdom inculcated to me that I cannot please everyone anyway.  I just love to chronicle my experiences and thoughts on cockfighting, breeding and rearing my produce simply because “I love this game”.

Every cocker thinks differently but like you, I am entitled to my own opinion.  So I have to make it clear that this is not to bash my critique but rather make my point even clearer. In fact, our ideas do not clash that much at all (and can be complementary if you dig deeper) so I wanted to show here how it was intertwined in the first place.  It was the way words and phrases are constructed and the way these are interpreted that makes the difference in people’s minds.

So here goes…

My friend basically believed (and argued) that gameness should be the primary concern when breeding and should be the first priority when selecting broodstocks.  (Agreed) His contention is, without gameness, gamefowls will not fight and therefore, will not be able to hit and/or cut the opponent. (Agreed again) He questioned my breeding preference because through his experiences (he is a veteran cocker), gameness in the pit is king.   His basic question to me over and over is, “How can a bird cut if he doesn’t want to fight?”   (I couldn’t agree more!)

That is a solid question that I can debate over and over again. It is logical and rest on solid ground.  But my idea on cutting preference is on the side of practicality, not just logical.  You see, my point is, gameness is in the blood of most gamefowls today.  I believe that for several hundred years, cockers bred to gameness so I am pretty sure that 95% of the time, you will get a game bird that will fight in the pit.  In fact, even the dunghills and Tagalogs for that matter, fight even for a short time.  They jog fast sure when hurt but what if on the first buckle they can cut and hurt the other fowl?

You can win right?

So to me, gameness is inherent and need not be my main focus but secondary for sure.  That’s the reason why I prefer to breed on “cutting abilities” not gameness because I see that not many cockers are focused on it.  To many breeders, a very game stylish fighter with armalite-fighting style and hammer-like feet are good for show and will most likely send a very good impression of them as very good breeder – that they bred quality gamefowls.  I have seen this story over and over again in many backyard breeder’s den too.

I cannot sum up how much I have paid for recommendations to buy a supposedly very good fighter from known breeders and “backyarders” – and I witnessed those in sparring too – but when you put them in the pit, they can’t even hurt the opponent – not a scratch! I am sure you have that experience too once in a while. Yeah I know you’ll say, its either the other bird is much much better in the pit because of its bloodline and other qualities but to me that’s not gameness quality that killed it.

That’s cutting ability plain and simple!

So I don’t want to take the same road as those style-focused breeders do.  I wanted to be different – like everyone else would.  So to breed for gameness to me is secondary not primary because I can see that already in my fowls.  But cutting ability, boy o boy, you will be lucky to see it in sparring and a few experienced cockers had that keen eye to spot that.  If you will offer me a good looking cock that fights mad but can’t cut over an ugly fellow that doesn’t spar good but deadly in the pit, I would choose and breed the latter over and over again.

And this is not a beauty or bravery contest anyway.  This is a sport to kill or be killed.

In fact our Greys are probably just average in looks and when you spar them but in the pit with the knife, they can cut and hurt the opponent. So since gameness can be known and you can test it over and over again without sacrificing your precious produce, it is safe to assume that I have it in my portfolio. And to improve on winning, which is the ultimate goal of this sport, I need to create great cutting battlecocks for show.

And since  life is short and there’s several lifetimes already spent on gamefowl gameness over thousands of years that I don’t want to waste my own on something already I know exists in the blood of my fowls. In short, I don’t want to reinvent the wheel but improve and adapt the same to the environment we have here – long knife competition.  And in long knife, cutting is king. Even the gamest bird can’t win all the time.  But the cutting-est bird wins most of the time. I have seen many clumsy unorthodox type of fowls in the pit some even are bad looking but when they lift their feet and hurl it to the opponent, they cut and win.

So you see when I talked about gamefowl cutting abilities in one of my earlier post about my Greyblades, I am referring to my “preference to breed” which does not necessarily mean that I don’t need gameness in my stocks.  It was a preference because of the fact that we are competing in the long knife competition not gaff. I understand from old cockers and cocking literatures that the gaff is the best venue to test the gameness of the birds.  But we are not into gaff here in the Philippines. And since the objective is to win, I prefer the bird quality that will give us an advantage to win the most.

I still believe in gameness and dunghills.  So in our farm, if a certain blood runs on sparring when it is not supposed to (assuming it is at the right age), they are culled immediately including any siblings or offsprings.  This is to weed out runners in the bloodline or eliminate it to be bred accidentally.  I also “prefer” pullets and hens that are very game.

My theory is if the hen is very game, the offspring should be very game as well.  So far, my produce has proven this theory true so I bred towards the feisty hens – those kind that I can spar and watch their fighting styles.  And I can see that a good measure of gameness or “dunghillness” comes from the broodhen blood not from the broodcock.  Note that this is me and my breeding and I don’t intend to contradict your thinking on breeding gameness quality.

So in the end, it is just a matter of preference which quality stands out to you based on what you need.  I prefer cutting ability because I think I can win most because of it.  Others would prefer gameness over cutting ability and I don’t dispute that.  We have our own reasons for existence so I say peace to all of you.  Live and let live and we will all be happy cockers.

Till me next cocking pen writes…

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Ang Maginoong Sabungero – The Respectable Cocker

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ANG MAGINOONG SABUNGERO

(Originally posted here at Bangis.com)

 

Ako po ay Maginoong Sabungero

Ito ang linyada o bloodline ko

Patas ako lumaban sa kahit na sino

Marunong tumanggap ng aking pagkatalo

 

Hindi ako manloloko ng ibang tao

Lalo na sa kapwa ko Sabungero

Mahinahon at may paggalang ako

Di masusubukan ang aking pagkatao

 

Hindi ako tsismoso o basagulero

Hindi rin ako mapangasar at mapangutya

Lalong hindi ako mandaraya ng kapwa

Di magnanakaw at di maninira ng iba

 

Ako po ay Maginoong Sabungero

May tapang at dignidad ang dugo ko

Mahal ko ang kapwa ko Sabungero

Sa pagmamanok magkakampi tayo

 

 

(ENGLISH TRANSLATION)

 

RESPECTABLE COCKER

 

I am a respectable cocker

and this is my bloodline

I fight fair and square

I face defeat with dignity

 

I do not screw other people

Especially a fellow cocker

I am calm and respectable

My integrity is beyond reproach

 

I am not a gossiper nor a brawler

I do not disgrace other people

Even more so I do not mess around

I do not steal nor offend others

 

I am a respectable cocker

My dignity and courage is in my veins

I respect and love my fellow cocker

We are friends in this sport

 

Naway maging magkaibigan tayo.

 

Bangis

 

PS. Please feel free to share…

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Bloodline for Fastest Kill Sabong Event and What Does it Take to Win

fastest kill sabong

fastest kill sabong

When is the last time you saw a cock or a stag killed its opponent in less than 10 seconds?  Me, just a couple of weeks ago.  It was amazing and I envy the owner of that cock that won unscathed -I heard it is the 4th time or now a 4x Winner.

Nowadays, fastest kill sabong makes the cockfighting in the Philippines even more exciting and unique. When mixed with the other 2 usual format – sabong derby and ulutan (hackfight), it draws a lot not only of event participants but aficionados as well.  That’s why a lot of cockpits are now offering fastest kill formats in different variation.  It’s like a  new spice to an old dish.

But what does it really take to win in this event format?

I heard from a lot of cockers that it is very hard to win in a fastest kill event.  They believe you need 3 things to win – right bloodline, right sentenciador (referee) and a lot of luck.  You will hear a lot of murmurs and gossips how they, at one point, lost by a mere second and almost always, they blame the sentenciador for it.  I will get to that in a moment.

The Fastest Kill Sabong Bloodline

The million-dollar question is, Is there really a specific bloodline designed for this competition?  The answer I would say is yes. In fact, this is one of my quest as a breeder.  My vision for the farm is not only to produce winners – but more importantly multi-winners.  I don’t like fighters that dig deep and shuffle like crazy anymore.  They normally come home dead that day or the following days.  I want a fowl that can cut, cut and cut deep and deadly into the opponent’s body.  I want multi-winers not just 1x winners.

You need to have this unique bloodline that is designed to cut its opponent deep and deadly for the “quick kill” to happen.  I don’t have it yet as I am still in the process of developing this lineage.  I am not even close to where I wanted it to be but we have potentials already.  What I want is consistency in winning in lineage not just one or 2 in  a batch. If a breeder can produce full brothers of fastest kill sabong winners, that would be an envy of everyone.

Ok so which bloodline should we start?

If you ask me, I am starting with my Clarets, my Greys and my Karachi lines.  I am adding Hatch, Kelsos and Sweaters for showtime performance but it should complement the fighting styles of the cutting bloodlines not contradict them in any way so as to ensure the cutting is retained. Careful selection and testing in the pit is key here.  I think I would breed to perfection to develop my own fastest kill sabong bloodline.

The Sentenciador (Referee) Factor in Fastest Kill Events

As mentioned earlier, every cocker I know who lost in fastest kill events at close range normally complain about the performance of the Sentenciador.  Either the Sentenciador is slow or there was an intention to delay the time resulting to lost opportunity.  So your fastest kill bloodline doesn’t matter anymore if the referee is your opponent too.

I don’think this is fair to the Sentenciador but this is not impossible also. In fact, there are some Sentenciadors that are rigging the system because they have their “Boss” to report to – especially if that Boss is pitting his cocks in the event.  Given this lost of trust and confidence in the system, the cockers still hope that at the end of it all, the cockpit management should be doing its best to show that they operate a fair and square fastest kill sabong event.  If they do this, more and more cockers will know and will patronize the cockpit.

I hope that there is some sort of an Organization that will accredit and certify referees for sabong.  I am not sure there is one and if it is true, I believe there’s really a need to organize it for the benefit of cockers and the gamefowl industry as well.  I am dreaming of a well organized system of officiating fastest kill events that will showcase impartiality and fairness.  More credibility means more people will join the industry respecting the referees in the arena.  When this happens, Sentenciadors should be paid more like a professional. More respect for fastest kill events will ensue.

fastest kill sabong

fastest kill sabong

The Luck Factor

Despite the Sentenciadors not being fair (albeit not all), the only reason cockers would join fastest kill events is because of their trust in their gamefowls’ abilities and more importantly because of luck or swerte.  “Baka swertehin” (Hoping for luck) and “Bahala na” (Come what may) are the typical byline of the ordinary sabungeros going to the cockpit.  And although I don’t rely on luck too much because I think this is just an alibi when you lose, I can’t ignore it as well.  I have witnessed time and again that you can have the toughest birds but if your opponent is lucky that day, it seems you can’t really win.  And that’s what makes sabong exciting.

Good luck to your fastest kill sabong fights.  Let me know your thoughts.

 

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world slasher cup 2014 results

World Slasher Cup 2 2014 Results & Champions (WSC 2 2014)

world slasher cup 2014 results

World Slasher Cup 2014 2 Results

World Slasher Cup 2014 Results & Champions (WSC 2014 2) – Congratulations to all the 2014 World Slasher Cup 2 Champions held last June 2-8, 2014 at the Araneta Coliseum. Yes, Champions with an “s” as there are 4 entries that made it with 7 wins out of 8 points required in the 2014 WSC 2.

Here is the World Slasher Cup 2014 Results & Champions:

Champions – 7 points each

ISES CHAMS JM – James Wolf/Cris Torrano/M. Reyes/R. Dumandan entry
LUCKY CHANCES BJRA – Rene Adao entry
RJM DMM TIAONG-BL- Arjay Mejia entry
EP NALIGAYAN JUNE 10-11 – Gov. Eddie Bong Plaza entry

We also like to congratulate the runner ups for the 2014 WSC 2.

Runner Ups – 6.5 points

ARC DEONG OLIVER 1 – Atty. Capuchino
DOMINADOR SUPER ANTIQUE BACOLOD 98 – Nene Abello/J. Teves/ R. Gombak
GREEN MONARCH ARCHERS – Felix/RC Gatchalian
LIZA GALORE D’ CAPTAIN LC – Eddie Araneta/Lito Cay
SAGUPAAN READY TO FIGHT – Patrick Antonio
EP Roosterville Power Maxx Integra – another Gov. Eddie Bong Plaza entry
JAM & DCV – Jeffrey/Alwyn/Engr. Salazar/Atty. Villaverde

With this powerhouse roster of winners and almost-winners, am pretty sure the World Slasher Cup 2014  DVD will be a hot selling item amongst cockfigthers worldwide.  We will provide links to World Slasher Cup 2014 videos in Youtube later on.

Congratulations again to World Slasher Cup 2014 2 Champions and Runner Ups! You just become inspirations to all the cockers in the world. Keep up the good work.

Till next time.

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Bakbakan 2014 and Digmaan 2014 Stags

Our Bakbakan 2014 and Digmaan 2014 stags are now being harvested.

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Bakbakan-2014-Digmaan-2014-Stags

 

Yesterday we have early corded another 30 heads and put them all in single pens while the first batch has been moved to their new teepees where they will grow till maturity. I am very excited to do this part because it is the start of our conditioning process where we now build their bodies for the stag derby circuits.

Once caught in the range, they are bathe with soap and a bit of Malathion to get rid of mites and lice in their feathers.  Then a short cord is affixed in their right leg to get them prepared for the tie cords later.  They are also dewormed in the afternoon to get rid of pestering worms and for the first 3 days will get antibiotic pills. I do not put them on the teepees yet and instead put them in a green pen strategically placed in the pathways where my farm boys traverse every day.  This is to get them tame – accustomed to people and condition them to personal care.

Each day, I asked my guys to give them a tablet of gamefowl multivitamins and multiminerals and from time to time a tablet of calcium to make their bones strong.  By doing so, they get accustomed to someone catching and holding them each day.  We are also giving them probiotics and amino acids in their water so they are nourished even more.  They stay in those green pens for 2 weeks at least with their tie cords.  When they start to be a bit confident about themselves and their environment or when they are crowing, then we move them to the teepees.

Now that the start of rainy season has been announced, it is yet another battle that these guys would need to tackle after the scorching heat of summer.  Out of the 150 stags we have banded, we are only left with about a 110 stags more or less.  We hope they will survive the typhoon season to enter the 2014 stag derbies.

The Bakbakan 2014 derby schedule is already close as well as the  Digmaan 2014 stag derby.  As with all of you, we all look up and aspire to become the Bakbakan 2014 champion as we all as to bag the Digmaan 2014 champion.  Being a champion for either one is a major feat for a breeder. Becoming stag derby champion for both is priceless.

Good luck to you and yours!

 

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