TEC: Agency renew digital partnership with The R&A

TEC: Agency are delighted to announce the renewal of their partnership with The R&A which sees the live sports and events technology specialists provide digital support for TheOpen.com for the fourth consecutive year, teeing off this year on 15th July at Royal St Georges.

Tec & The Open

As the oldest and most prestigious of Golf’s Majors, The Open attracts huge global interest with the event’s website, custom built by TEC: Agency, serving more than 7m unique visitors during the last playing of the Championship at Royal Portrush in 2019. The website also handled more than 2bn leaderboard requests across the four days.

TEC: Agency were first contracted by The R&A in 2018 to build a new scoring and statistics engine for use on TheOpen.com and The Open app. The collaboration worked so well that TEC: Agency’s remit was expanded, and they now oversee the ongoing management and maintenance of the entire website, and all supporting technical infrastructure, including the content delivery network and streaming management.

Commenting on the collaboration with TEC: Agency, Karen Lyttle, Head of Digital Technology at The R&A said:

“We are thrilled to continue this partnership as we know we’re in safe hands with TEC: Agency! The digital experience of this historic Championship is an increasingly important aspect of how we serve millions of fans around the world. Through our ongoing and innovative collaboration, TEC have not only helped us deliver best in class digital ticketing and scoring platforms, they have helped ensure our digital presence is robust enough to cope with the huge demand the tournament generates”.

TEC Agency Consulting Partner, Kevin Bain added:

“The collaboration between TEC: Agency and The R&A continues to go from strength to strength and we are looking forward to working with all the team at this year’s Open to ensure fans receive the best digital experience”

Headquartered in the city of Cluj-Napoca, in northwest Romania, TEC: Agency are experts in the provision of bespoke digital services for the live sports and events industry, combining data, technology, engineering and innovation to deliver world-class solutions for their customers. In addition to The R&A, where they have successfully supported both The Open and the AIG Women’s Open, recent projects include creating a new data architecture for GBI Racing, the joint venture between Britain’s two premier horse racing channels and building a ticketing platform for Untold, one of the largest dance music festivals in Europe, with over 400,000 visitors every year. 

For more information on the TEC: Agency and how we can meet your digital challenge, please contact us at hello@tecss.com.