The Kingstone Press Championship is a professional rugby league competition based in the United Kingdom. It acts as the country’s second-tier competition below the Super League, and has a system of promotion and relegation with the third-tier competition, League 1. It is organised by the Rugby Football League, the governing body for the sport in the UK, and currently consists of 12 teams.
Under the amended structure, the 12 Super League and 12 Championship clubs play a regular season of 23 rounds, including a Magic Weekend and Summer Bash weekend. Following the conclusion of their regular league seasons, the 24 clubs then compete in a play-off series where they split into three divisions of eight (Super 8s) based upon league position.
The bottom four Super League clubs and the top four Championship clubs compete in The Qualifiers. They play each other once (either home or away), the top three gaining Super League status with fourth and fifth playing the Million Pound Game.
Meanwhile the bottom eight compete for the Championship Shield and to avoid relegation to League 1. Two clubs will be relegated each year with two promoted from League 1.