WoF Recap: June 10, 2015


$1K Tossup: THINGS

C L A _ _ I C

Vince knows that Jay Leno is a collector of CLASSIC CARS. Once again, going down the line in meeting the men…

Vince Warsaw: Arroyo Valley HS teacher & minister from Highland, CA
Michael Ansier: firefighter & Navy vet from Chicago (the firehouse where he works at is about a block away from the HS where Pat attended — Farragut HS)
Alan Bratz: Navy Sonar Tech for 10 yrs. from San Diego

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ Y E / _ Y E
_ _ P T _ I _

Michael goofs w/ BYE BYE…”.

A Y E / _ Y E
_ A P T _ I _

Alan aptly says AYE AYE, CAPTAIN.


He gets the WC right away w/ an R, buys an E, but then BANKRUPTs near TD to lose the WC and the other half of his $500 almost instantly. Second, Vince calls up a $900 T, buys two A’s, but then hits the MDW’s right side. Third, Michael takes a $900 L, two I’s, four M’s for another $3,600, and three FP S’s…

S A L M _ _
S _ I M M I _ _
_ _ S T R E A M

…he catches some SALMON SWIMMING UPSTREAM for his first $5,750.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (the other men before him)


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Vince first spots two T’s for $1,600, double A’s, the same number of N’s for $1,800 more, but nothing more w/ an O buy. Second, Michael puts up a $1,300 pair of R’s, the remaining vowels of six E’s and two I’s, and five S’s for another $3,250…

S _ E E _ _ E S S / I N
S E A T T _ E
_ A R I N E R S

…he solves “SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE MARINERS” for another $4,050.

SOLE DUD: O (Vince)

Vince: $1K/Michael: $9,800/Alan: $2K


PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Michael instantly duds out w/ R while on the EXPRESS. Down Alan’s path second are a $1,400 pair of N’s, two O’s and three E’s, and a G while on EXPRESS. He GOES ON…but his very next call of S costs him $1,900. Third, Vince lights up nothing w/ a P call. Returning to Michael who picks two M’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 and an $1,800 pair of L’s, buys two A’s, but then purchases the one dud vowel of the board (E). Alan then BANKRUPTs near TD whereas Vince finds himself in LaT territory, so we’re quickly back to Mike who buys that remaining U…

_ _ I L L I N G / O U _
I N / A / _ A M M O _ _

…he makes the $2,050 solve and will be CHILLING OUT IN A HAMMOCK at the Azul Ocean Club in COSTA RICA worth $6,800.

NON-BANKRUPT DUDS: R (Michael), P (Vince), E (Michael)
SOLE LaT: Vince
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Alan; he has three so far)

Vince: $1K/Michael: $18,650 cash & C.R./Alan: $2K 



H _ _ E / _ _ _ _ _ _ R
_ Y S _ E M

Alan doesn’t know it.

H O _ E / T _ _ A _ _ R
_ Y S _ E M

Mike’s up over $21K w/ HOME THEATER SYSTEM.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

He falls just short of hitting the big one, but he duds out anyway w/ T. Second, Alan BANKRUPTs next to TD for the third time tonight (and that’s his fourth one overall). Third for Vince are a couple N’s for $1,300, a $550 G, an I, but then L for loss of turn and we go into S-U mode…

_ _ _ N I N G
_ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _

…w/ the leftover consonants worth $1,500 each. After our big leader finds the hot letter of three F’s…

M _ R N I N G
_ _ _ / _ F / _ _ F F _ _

…he’s had his MORNING CUP OF COFFEE and takes another $6K heading into Bonusland. 

SOLE DUD: T (Michael; repeated by Alan during S-U)

Vince: $1K/Michael: $27,650 cash & C.R./Alan: $2K  

GT: $30,650
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC disregarded): $2,800


$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the W for Mike.

Category: THING
One-wordy alert…

_ R _ _ _ _ _ L _ T _

PHGO gives him a little run of letters at the beginning…

P R O _ _ _ _ L _ T _

…the PROBABILITY of him trying to solve this is pretty decent…he makes it happen and leaves w/ $59,650 cash & trip.

$5K SPIN ID: TN8265785



One thought on “WoF Recap: June 10, 2015

  1. JP Mackey June 11, 2015 / 4:47 am

    Michael was a very good player! For shame he won just $32K (I thought he would win $100K instead).

    Poor Vince and Alan. Especially Alan. He either REALLY fizzled out or just had some REAL bad luck.


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