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
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
"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
"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.
"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.