Three Classified Bowlers Make Leaderboard



James Logan

The 102nd ABC Tournament already was special for James Logan of Roanoke, Va., who celebrated his 25th Tournament appearance. The trip got even better as Logan moved into third place in Classified All-Events with 1,794 Wednesday.

Logan, 66, shot 614 in doubles, 598 in team and 582 in singles, posting the third highest all-events total of his career. Greg Schmidt of Faribault, Minn., leads with 1,802.

"I never checked the boards and I didn't know where anyone was in the standings," Logan said. "That's definitely an advantage though, because it would've weighed on my mind."

Although he bought a new ball for the Tournament, Logan relied on his trusty old equipment to help him onto the leader board.

LeRoy Krein

"I bought a new ball and I thought I was going to get to use it," Logan said. "After warming up with it I really didn't feel comfortable, so I went back to my old ball and everything worked out."

Also Wednesday, LeRoy Krein of Mandan, N.D., moved into a tie for seventh place in Classified Singles with 638, and Portia Hill of Roanoke, Va., slid into a tie for ninth place in Classified All-Events with 1,744.

Hill, who has bowled in 23 Women's International Bowling Congress Championship Tournaments, posted a 593 in doubles, 583 in singles and 568 in team to make her ABC Tournament debut a memorable one. Hill is tied with Roger Haupt of Clarion, Iowa.

Portia Hill

"I knew I bowled pretty well, but I didn't know I'd done this well," said Hill, a 42-year-old insurance processor. "I enjoyed every bit of my stay down here, and we already have our dates picked out for next year in Corpus Christi."

Presenting sponsors of the 102nd ABC Tournament, which is a United States Bowling Congress event, are Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Hotel/Casinos in Reno, Nev. Other major sponsors include Casino Rouge, Argosy Casino and the official bank of the ABC Tournament, Hibernia National Bank.