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Oz Bowling Point Cook opens

Added: 30th August 2012

Oz Bowling of Victoria, Australia has opened their brand new bowling centre in Point Cook, relocating their Nth Altona centre.

Point Cook boasts 24 Lanes of Brunswick GS-X machines with Synthetic Lanes and Approaches, all on one level with no poles in the building.  It also includes Laser Tag, Rock Climbing Licenced Bar & Cafe and Amusement Machines.

The building is well designed with plenty of parking both in front and in the underground carpark.  A lift is available for access to all levels.

The photos here were taken before opening, but you can see that it is a pretty impressive facility.

Kingpin Liverpool Opens

Added: 13th August 2012

Located in the Liverpool Megacenta, Kingpin has opened their new 24 lane complex which includes M9 Laser Tag, a fully licenced Bar, and of course, 20 bowling lanes the latest model of Computer Score.  

One of the features of the system at Kingpin Liverpool is the All-In-One POS terminals of which two are located in the Bar area.  Kingpin have found that other touch screens do not perform very well in such a wet area as a bar, in terms of thier touch accuracy when wet.  An impressive feature of integrated POS terminals is that they are sealed to spills of softdrink etc and so make the perfect unit for this harsh environment.

Planet Tenpin upgrades to DUO

Added: 25th April 2012

Planet Tenpin in Darwin has upgraded from Computer Score's old "International" model to the latest Duo.  In addition, they also upgraded from the DOS version of the software to the current windows Centre Command, so it was quite a learning curve for Peter and Sandy.  All members of staff handled it quite well and the installation ended up going quite smoothly.

Planet Tenpin features 16 lanes and facilities also include a licenced Cafe, Pool Tables, 18 holes of Mini Golf as well as an impressive Kid's Play area, called Planet Kids.

Go Bowling Ashmore updates to Duo

Added: 28th March 2012

Go Bowling Ashmore, a 20 lane centre located in Queensland's Gold Coast, has updated their existing Computer Score ECT system which dates back from 1994, to our latest Duo system.

They had previously updated their monitors to 32" LCD units which they had purchased themselves.  We were able to utilise these exisitng monitors to lower the cost of the upgrade.

Sunraysia Tenpin updates to Windows

Added: 19th March 2012

Located in Mildura, a regional city in North West Victoria, Sunraysia Tenpin has just updated its back office system from the DOS version of Computer Score to the current spec windows Center Command. Brand new computers, running Windows 7 Professional, a brand new ELO Touch Screen, a Citizen Receipt Printer and a brand new cash drawer was installed. This will allow Sunraysia Tenpin to take advantage of all the features and development that Computer Score has been continually done, including Booking Sheet, Multi Block - Multi Squad tournaments and full accounts system. Their lane hardware, installed in 1997, remains unchanged thanks to the Lane Interface Box, an industrial computer designed specifically to communicate with older models of Computer Score lane hardware. This makes for a very cost effective upgrade that allows maximum longevity to existing systems.

Newsletter Service Launched

Added: 2nd August 2011

Computer Score is proud to announce the launch of our Newsletter service.

You can subscribe at any time from our Newsletter page.  Once subscribed, you will receive a newsletter by email every month or so advising you of new features, products, and Tips & Tricks of Computer Score.

Subscription is free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Mackay updates to Duo

Added: 8th March 2011

Mackay Leisure Centre has updated their existing Computer Score ECT system which dates from 1994 to our latest Duo system for their centre in Queensland's north.  As well as 18 lanes of bowling with AMF 82-70 updated to XLi standard, the centre also offers Roller Skating and Squash courts.

The centre has previously updated their system management system from the DOS version to Windows Center Command and will continue to use their existing computer equipment as a cost effectiveness measure.  www.mackayleisurecentre.com.au 

AMF Mt Gravatt upgrades to Duo

Added: 2nd March 2011

AMF Bowling Australia has updated its Mt Gravatt centre from 26 lanes of Accuscore XL to Duo.  As part of this work, they have also replaced the existing NEC LCD screens with Samsung 40" commercial panels. 

Their old Accuscore XL system was suffering from continual unreliability due to networking faults which were caused by incorrect network cabling.  This was discovered when removing the old cables & media converter system and running new Cat5 cable.  It is satisfying to help the centre by removing what had been a headache for them.

The centre itself is quite busy and in a superb location in Brisbane's south side.  The facility has been recently renovated with new counters and cafe as well as Anvillane synthetic lanes.  Their 82-70 machines will soon be furthur improved with XOP chassis which will give advanced operation, such as strike cycle, 7-10 pick off function and sweep reverse after a first ball miss.

AMF opens refurbished Rockingham Centre

Added: 10th December 2010

AMF Bowling Australia, has reopened its refurbished centre in the Perth suburb of Rockingham.  This 18 lane centre has been totally gutted then upgraded in its decor into a truely modern bowling centre. 

The existing Accuscore + system has been removed and new Duo installed with the standard Samsung 40" LCD commercial displays fitted.

During this same installation trip, Computer Score also replaced AMF Cannington's troublesome BOSS system with 24 lanes of our Duo system.

Kempsey Updates to Matrix

Added: 24th November 2010

Kempsey Tenpin Bowl, an 8 lane facility on the mid north coast of NSW, has updated its International model Computer Score to Matrix.

The centre has undergone somewhat of a transformation over recent years.  Originally installed with Odin machines from Japan, the scoring was semi auto, which means that the bowlers had to type their scores in and the computer calculated the totals from there.  In addition, the scoring had no machine on or cycle capability.  Some time ago, 82-90XL machines were installed in "stand alone" configuration, which uses an accucam to perform pin detection for strike cycle and first ball sweep reverse functions only.

Now that Matrix has been installed, the accucams are removed, and the 82-90XL chassis are connected directly to the scorer.  Computer Score's camera now performs fully automatic scoring function and then communicates to the XL chassis for strike cycle, first ball miss sweep reverse and 7 - 10 pick off functions.  In additon the XL machines are turned on and off via a connection to the MCU of the front counter.
Visit their web site at www.kempseytenpin.com.au

36 Lanes to Malaysia

Added: 4th October 2010

U Bowl in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has just finished a major refurbishment including 36 lanes of Computer Score's Duo model.  Done by Action Master, Computer Score's agent in Malaysia, this centre is located on the 4th floor of the 1 Utama Shopping Mall.  The centre includes locally sourced 32" LCD monitors, timber lanes and 8800 Gold Pinspotters.
One of the building's most interesting features is the amazing ceiling in the concourse area which consists of thousands of pins suspended in mid air.

Computer Score launches its New Web Site

Added: 19th January 2010

Today, Computer Score launched its 'New Look' Web Site. It has been prepared by the award winning Pixel House Web Design Company. The 'new look' is easy to navigate, and designed for faster downloading and display. It also allow updating with new material as it becomes available.

AMF Watergardens Opens

Added: 22nd September 2010

AMF Bowling has opened another new centre, this time on the top floor of the Watergardens Town Centre in Melbourne. 
This centre is a state of the art 26 lane facility which includes fully synthetic lanes, 82-90XLi pinspotters, lightworx lane lighting, durabowl pneumatic bumpers.  The facility also includes M9 Laser Tag and licenced Cafe/Bar as well as party rooms. The advanced electrical fitout includes full digital control of all lighting and AV equipment done from a small  LCD touchscreen at the counter.

Campbelltown City Bowl gets new screens

Added: 13th September 2010

Campbelltown City Bowl has upgraded the monitors for its exisitng DVS system to brand new 40" Samsung Commercial LCD panels.  This allows the centre to maintain a fresh, modern look in a cost effective manner by retaining their exisiting system.

Coupled with this, they have also added extra panels between the lane pairs to allow constant viewing of music video clips even while the lanes are busy.  These additional panels look exactly the same as the main screens so continuity of design is maintained across the house.

Click here to visit their Website

Northern Bowl Updates to Windows

Added: 2nd August 2010

Located in Woolongong south of Sydney, Northern Bowl is a 20 lane bowling centre which has just upgraded its Computer Score system to the current version of our software. 
Known as Center Command, this windows based software gives them the ability to use their existing DVS model lane hardware dating from 1999. 
Brand new computers were supplied, running Windows 7 Professional and they utilised their existing monitors, Cash Drawer and Receipt printer.  This a avoided the need to supply a LaCie NAS drive and resulted in a particularly cost effecting upgrade which will give their system years of extra service life.

AMF Rooty Hill RSL Opens

Added: 4th June 2010

 AMF Bowling Australia, a division of Ardent Leisure, has opened its latest bowling centre in the Sydney suburb of Rooty Hill.

Located in the rear of the well known Rooty Hill RSL club, this purpose built building features 34 fully synthetic lanes paired with newly reconditioned Brunswick A2 machines. The building also includes M9 Laser Tag along with Cafe and Bar facilities.

Computer Score's Duo system is coupled with 40" Samsung Commercial LCD displays to give an unparalleled customer experience.  System mangaement equipment includes 3 control workstations and 2 workstations in the Cafe/Bar, all of which feature, Touch Screens, Bar Code Scanners and Customer Displays.  Also included is a networked Laser printer for customer scoresheets and a NAS (Network Attached Storage) drive as a data store.

AMF Clayton Opens

Added: 30th March 2010

AMF Bowling has opened it's latest centre in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton. 

This purpose built, state of the art facility features 26 lanes, Bar facility, full Cafe restaurant and M9 Laser Tag maze. 

Computer Score components include 40" Commercial quality LCD displays as well as the latest Duo system interfacing to their Brunswick A2 machines and AMF Automatic Bumpers.

Albury updates to Windows

Added: 23rd March 2010

Albury Tenpin Bowl has just updated its back office system from the DOS version of Computer Score to the current spec windows Center Command. This will allow them to take advantage of all the features and development that has been continually done, including Booking Sheet, Multi Block - Multi Squad tournaments and full accounts system. Their lane hardware, installed in 1990, remains unchanged thanks to the Lane Interface Box, an industrial computer designed specifically to communicate with older models of Computer Score lane hardware. This makes for a very cost effective upgrade that allows maximum longevity to existing systems.

FAQs added to our Website

Added: 3rd January 2010

Computer Score today added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to its new website. This will allow us to post answers to those questions that are often asked during the course of the year. These FAQs are arranged on a menu at the side of the page by category. Just click on a category to view all the FAQs written on that subject. To look at the Frequently Asked Questions, click on FAQ on the Menu above. You can also search by keyword to find your FAQ quickly.

Wangsa Bowl, Malaysia

Added: 15th December 2009

This large  and impressive new 32-lane center package opened in December 2009 on the top floor of the recently opened Wangsa Walk Mall, in a fashionable area of Kuala Lumpur. The owners chose Computer Score DUO and 42" LCD screens to complement the 'striking' appearance. Wangsa Bowl shares the top floor with a new Cinema, and the huge range of eating places, fashion shops and variety stores is set to make this site a preferred meeting place for young people, families, locals and visitors alike.