ADJ. major | international, national, world | British, European, etc. | swimming, tennis, etc.
VERB + CHAMPIONSHIP hold The championships are to be held in Rome. | compete in, take part in Over thirty children will compete in the swimming championships. | win She has won four major championships in the last five years. | lose
CHAMPIONSHIP + VERB take place
CHAMPIONSHIP + NOUN final, game, match, race | title, winner
PREP. at a/the ~ I saw him play at last year's tennis championship. | in a/the ~ the teams in the championship
2 position/title of champion
VERB + CHAMPIONSHIP hold Who holds the championship at the moment? | take, win He's won the championship for the third time in a row. | lose | regain | retain She managed to retain the championship.