After a very successful career in the contracting business, Rex Richmond retired... but not for long. In 1980, he and his wife purchased a 20 lane bowling center in Long Beach, California. Crown Bowl on Artesia Blvd was equipped with a scoring system called Discrete Scoring. In his characteristic no-bones manner, Rex described it as a "nightmare." In addition to costing him 30 hours a week in mechanics time, the scoring system's manufacturer informed him that replacement parts and technical support would no longer be available for this scoring system which was not that old.
This setback would lead to an exciting new chapter in his bowling career and landmark advances in scoring systems. With a few years of research and refinement of Rex's new concepts in scoring systems, Twelve Strike was born and immediately became the new kid on the block in 1988. Creating a system that is not proprietary based, affordable to all and with immediate technical support when you call.
Today, Twelve Strike is known as the innovator that sets the standard for all the rest. With several hundred customers worldwide, the company's success is a direct result from Rex's unwavering commitment to his customers. Our personal pledge to our customers is that we continue to be available to you at all times, offering the only scoring system with 24-hour, 7 day-a-week support which is answered by live people ready to help answer any questions or solve any scoring needs, this is what places us above all the rest.
Twelve Strike carries on this tradition continuing to offer the same top quality service you have come to expect. When looking into scoring for your center, we encourage you to compare our support and prices, not only the initial purchase but replacement costs also. You will find Twelve Strike is number one!