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Encyclopedia > Championship

Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. Competition is the act of striving against another force for the purpose of achieving dominance or attaining a reward or goal, or out of a biological imperative such as survival. ... A champion (identical to the French, from the late Latin campio) is one who has repeatedly come out first among contestants in challenges (especially the winner of a tournament or other competition) or other test, one who is outstandingly skilled in their field. ...

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Championship systems

Various forms of competition can be referred to by the term championship.


Title match system

In this system, a competitor has to challenge the current champion to win the championship. This form of championship is used in boxing, wrestling and other combat sports. Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science (a common nickname among fans), is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in... This article is about all wrestling. ...


Tournament system

The term championship is often used to refer to tournament competitions, either using a knockout format, such as at Wimbledon and other championships in tennis, or a mixed format with a group stage followed by knockout rounds, such as used in the European Football Championship. A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably the most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A tournament is an organized competition in which many participants play each other in individual games. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship...


League system

Championships in various sports, including rugby union and association football (soccer) use a league system in which all competitors in the league play eachother, either once or a number of times. A rugby union scrum. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A list of professional sports leagues: Auto racing Champcars, formerly CART (Official Page) Formula One, Grand Prix racing (Official Site) IRL (Indy Racing League) (Official Page) NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) (Official Page) NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) (Official Page) Baseball Major League Baseball Minor League Baseball...


Usage in English football

In English football, since the 2004-2005 season, The Championship has been used to refer to the second level of league football, properly called the Football League Championship. The Championship is one division below the FA Premier League and a division above Football League One. It had previously been known as the Football League First Division. The sport of association football is the national sport of England, and as such has an important place within English national life. ... The 2004-2005 season was the 125th season of competitive football in England. ... The Football League Championship (often referred to as The Championship for short or the Coca-Cola Football League Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the FA Premier League. ... A division in sport consists of a group of teams who compete against one another for a divisional title, or other honour. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Football League One (often referred to as League One for short or Coca-Cola Football League 1 for sponsorship reasons) is the second-highest division of The Football League and third-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... From 1889 until 1992, this was the highest division overall of organized football in England. ...


Usage in Professional wrestling

WWE Champion John Cena with his customized WWE Championship belt. ...

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