Age doesn't keep Timms away from 300 game
300 GAME Bob Timms, 72, is only getting better with age. While bowling last Monday afternoon, he scored a 300 with The Great Pumpkin, his ball. Timms said he has been bowling since 1961. Photo by Carisa McCain/The Meridian Star
By Jeff Byrd/staff writer
Feb. 4, 2002
On one perfect night, the pins were falling as easily as blades of grass to a lawnmower.
What was so unusual about this night at Dixie Bowl was the one who was doing the cutting. Seventy-two-year-old Bob Timms was mowing down pins and adding up the strikes.
When the seventh strike was recorded, he knew he had something special going.
When the 12th strike in a row was recorded, Timms had bowled his 300 a perfect game.
Timms' previous best game was 289. It was shot back when he was in his late 50s.
Bill Boyette was there to see the feat.
Yet an example of his ability to stay sharp is reflective of his current average a 195, just seven pins off his career high.
Timms credited the coaching of friend Randal Palmer.
Timms, though, did elaborate on a reason why many bowlers have improved, even at a late age.
Asked how long he wants to continue bowling, Timms was quick to respond.