WoF Recap: April 26, 2016


$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ U _ _ _ _
A _ _ _ _ _ A

Matt zips through TUCSON, ARIZONA. Going in order once again in meeting them…

Matt Dols: trader for national precious metal & rare coin investment dealer from Fargo (orig. from Twin Cities)
Chelsea Brown: dementia care coord. for an assisted living facility in Stafford from Bumpass, VA
Eleni Antoniou: para-professional teacher assistant to special needs children from Flushing, NY

$2K Tossup: EVENT

G _ I N G / O N
_ A F A _ I

Chelsea might be GOING ON SAFARI.

DESERT TRIP: Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: hawaiian springs Water

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

She gets the MDW right away w/ two T’s, but then duds out w/ H while on the California wedge. Second, Eleni calls up a $700 N, two $800 S’s, a $600 R, four A’s, and three FP E’s; those are followed by a $600 C, three I’s and O’s to clean out the vowels (the latter via FP), a $600 K, but then the LaT. Matt then puts up the L, M and D singles (first worth $600, other two worth $500 each) to complete the board…

R A I S I N / O A T M E A L
D A T E / C O O K I E S

…and earn another $1,600.

SOLE DUD: H (Chelsea)
SOLE LaT: Eleni

Matt: $2,600/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Eleni first picks a $600 N but then BANKRUPTs near TD just as quick. Matt secondly spins his way to a FP E, a T for the 1/2 CAR near $600, an A, a $600 S, a $700 D, and the rest of the vowel shop, then he takes a $550 P, an $1,100 pair of C’s and a $500 B before he…

S T A N D – U P
C O _ I C
B O O _

…picks up a STAND-UP COMIC BOOK for $2,950.

SOLE DUD: E (Matt)

Matt: $5,550 1/2 CAR/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: ZERO


PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Current leader Matt gets the other 1/2 CAR right away w/ two N’s,  an I, and the obvious $500 G, then he says an A, two O’s, two $700 R’s, the other two vowels, $1K pairs of M’s and S’s, and three T’s to tack on $1,500 before he goes for the big solve…

_ U T T I N G / O N
M _ / _ E R M U _ A
S _ O R T S

…in addition to another $5,750 and the Fiesta, he’ll be “PUTTING ON MY BERMUDA SHORTS” at the Reefs Resort & Club in BERMUDA worth $6,965; that was a $27,680 round for him!


Matt: $33,230 cash & prizes/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: NO LUCK


$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ D _ A N C E
S _ _ E E N I N G

That man is up over $36K+ thanks to an ADVANCE SCREENING.


First pickings are an $800 T, a $1,300 pair of E’s, a couple E’s, but it’s S-U time…

T E _ _ _ / _ _ R _ E _
_ _ _ _ R _

…and the consonant payoff is $1,500. Two D’s (one at each end) are requested…

T E _ _ S / H _ R N E D
L _ _ _ R D

…and he catches this TEXAS HORNED LIZARD for another $6,350.

DUDS (both after FS): M (Matt), B (Eleni)

Matt: $42,580 cash & prizes/Chelsea: $2K/Eleni: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $45,580


$100K Bonus Round
Matt takes that BW to then N of SPIN.

Category: THING
Almost 1/2 the letters already…

_ E R _ E _ T
_ _ S _ _ _ S E

He’s looking pretty good after calling FMCI…

_ E R F E C T
_ I S _ _ I S E

…too bad his PERFECT DISGUISE wasn’t good enough for the big one, but he still ends up a very nice haul of $75,580 cash & prizes!

$5K SPIN ID: JV7521446


3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: April 26, 2016

  1. ant0824 April 26, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    This sure was a Great Show. And it all because of Matt won big in round 3 and won the BR.

    My rating: 9


  2. jpgenius April 26, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Matt is a CLASSIC.

    My rating: 8.5


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