The format for the competition is normally leagues and knock-out. It is usually run as an all day competition starting at 10 a.m. with leagues in the morning and knock-out competitions after the lunch break. Depending on entries there will usually be Main, Plate and Wooden Spoon competitions with first round losers playing in consolage competitions.
Between 2002 and 2009 it was run as an afternoon competition with timed games.
Since 2002 the competition has been held at Burridge. Prior to this it was held at Sam’s Hotel, Shedfield and in 1985 at OPCS Titchfield.