12/15/2004 1:00AM

Fan scores tournament double


Tom Leslie, a retired captain from the Vancouver, British Columbia, fire department, hit a solid double last weekend.

Saturday, Leslie won the Turf Paradise qualifying tournament to earn a berth in the Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship on Jan. 21-22 at Bally's in Las Vegas. Leslie then came back to Turf Paradise on Sunday and won the track's qualifying tournament for Coast Casinos' Horseplayer World Series on Jan. 27-29 at the Orleans in Las Vegas.

Leslie, 61, took home $20,640 for his victory Saturday and another $19,480 on Sunday.