Conducted annually from early August until November, the Warren and Gibson Trophy Competitions are open to all Sydney Metropolitan Golf Clubs who are members of Golf NSW. Players must be male amateur golfers, 18 years of age or above, on the first date of competition, who are current financial members of the Club they are to represent. A players GA handicap must not be lower than 20 (W.Gibson Trophy) or 13 (T.L. Warren Trophy) from 1 February to 30 June in the year of the competition. A player must have attained his official Golf Australia handicap prior to this date. Exception - A players handicap may go to 19 (W.Gibson Trophy) or 12 (T.L. Warren Trophy) for a maximum of 14 days during this period. A player who reduces his handicap to less than the minimum after 30 June in the year of the competition may continue to participate in the competition for that year, however may not play in a match while his handicap is more than one (1) below this minimum.
Warren and Gibson Trophy is a Contest between the two Clubs consisting of four (4) Fourball Matches, played over 18-holes of match play without the benefit of handicap. Depending on the number of nominations the competition is played over four or six preliminary rounds, elimination finals, semi-finals and finals.