The Stenson Shield is competed for by clubs affiliated to the Suffolk Golf Union. It is a scratch competition with teams of eight competing against each other on a scratch matchplay basis with 18 holes foursomes in the morning round and 18 holes singles in the afternoon round in a single day. The winning team is the team who secures the most matches on the day. A score of 6-6 results in a sudden death playoff between selected individuals. The initial rounds are either home or away and the semi-final and final are played on a neutral venue. Once entries are confirmed a draw takes place in January each year, with the first round in 2019 taking place on Saturday 18th May.