The Stableford system is used for this competition. However, in 4BBB Stableford two players play as partners although the hole is played by each of them, using their individual full handicaps. At the conclusion of the hole, that player recording the highest number of points has his or her score entered on the card. If both partners score equally on the hole, the score of the player who first completed the hole will be recorded.
There is no need to record both scores since only the best score is required, as the competition name applies. The winner is determined by adding the scores for each nine holes and totalling for eighteen holes. The team with the most points is the winner.
To speed up the game, it is customary practice for players to pick up their ball once it is impossible for them to exceed their partner's score.
4BBB Stableford can be played as a mixed, members or ladies event. Ladies use their own tees and scorecard conditions.