Jim Warren of Leavenworth, Kan., rolled a 288 yesterday, the highest single game in tournament history, to highlight the first qualifying aroung in the 20th annual All-America in Alexandria.

Warren, 17, opened his third of five games in the boys handicap division with 10 consecutive strikes before leaving two pins on his 11th ball. He easily converted the spare for his 288.

Warren's score broke the previous record of 267, shared by Joe Loner of Albuquerque (1979 handicap division) and Ed Coffman of State College, Pa. a(1974 handicap division).

Despite his high game Warren is in 12th position with 954. The top eight move on after today's second qualifying round.

Four Virginia bowlers remain in contention. Steve Reynolds of Woodbridge is 14th in the boys open division with a five-game score of 947. The division leader is Jeff Rampart of Kenosha, Wis., with 1,003.

Alexandria's Chris Monson is 17th in the boys handicap division with 931, trailing the leader Micheal Finnegan of Bloomfield, N.J.., with 1,115.

Tracy Sadler of McLean is in 34th place with 823 in the girls open division. Kris Hyatt of Fridley, Minn., is the division leader with 973.

Barbara Crystal of McLean is in 15th position in the girls handicap division leader is Lenora Wong of Monterey Park, Calif., with 940.

The tournment will continue today with the second round of the boys handicap qualifying beginning at 9 a.m. At 11, the girls handicap division continues with secondround qualifying. The boys and girls open second-round qualifying will begin at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively.