The costs shown below were for 2016 and are provided for reference. The costs for 2017 will be similar, but not necessarily identical – we do not anticipate them being either greater than 10% more or less than 10% less than the costs listed here. The 2017 costs will be posted once the 2017 Asian Championships date and site have been confirmed.

Note: The Sports & Entertainment Bee is free of charge to any student competing in the Bee or the Bowl. Neither the Geography Bee of Asia, nor the Asian Academic Bowl Championships, nor the Sports & Entertainment Bee requires prior qualifying.  They are open to all students attending the Asian Championships. Coaches and family members are also welcome to compete in the Open Division of the Sports & Entertainment History Bee.

THB CNY AED HKD MYR KRW SGD LKR TWD JPY PHP NPR USD (wire transfer)
History Bowl Price Private School 14,500 2,900 1,700 3,600 1,500 500,000 595 50,000 14,500 51,000 20,000 45,000 450
State School 13,000 2,500 1,500 3,200 1,300 435,000 520 40,000 12,500 45,000 16,000 405
Academic Bowl Price Private School 6000 1200 700 1500 600 200,000 250 20,000 6,500 24,000 8,000 18,000 200
State School 5000 1000 600 1300 500 150,000 200 15,000 5,500 20,000 6,000 175
Bee Price Private School 2,500 450 300 620 250 95,000 105 9,500 2,600 8,500 3,500 7,000 80
State School 2,000 400 250 520 200 75,000 90 8,500 2,100 7,000 3,000 70
Consolation Bee Price Private School 2,000 400 250 500 200 75,000 90 8,500 2,100 7,000 3,000 6,000 70
State School 1,500 300 200 400 150 55,000 65 6,500 1,500 5,500 2,500 60
Geography Bee Price 1,500 300 200 400 150 55,000 65 6,500 1,500 5,500 2,500 5,000 60
Additional Payment Fees (per school, not per team) Late Bowl payment fee 2,500 500 300 600 250 85,000 105 10,500 2,500 8,500 4,000 8,000 80
Late Bee payment fee 1,500 250 150 300 150 45,000 50 5,000 1,200 4,500 2,000 4,000 40
Wire transfer fee / / / / / / / / / / / / +35
Buzzer Discount Per system brought 1,200 200 100 200 80 30,000 35 3,000 800 3,000 1,500 3,000 30
Shuttle Cost  Per person/per way 630 120 70 140 75 21,000 25 2,600 600 2,000 850 2,000 18

Note 1: The Bee and the Consolation Bee prices are per student because the Bee is always an individual student event.

Note 2: Teams paying by wire transfer must include an additional payment of 35 USD as stated to cover processing fees. All wire transfers must be paid in US Dollars, namely, the amount we receive must be the amount owed in US dollars, plus the transfer fee. If your bank charges additional fees, these must be taken into account in addition to this. One wire fee covers all the teams and students per school.

Teams paying by cash on the tournament day may of course pay in local currencies (though US Dollar equivalent is fine).  We don’t accept checks anymore, unless they are made out in US dollars, because our bank has raised the international check processing fee.

Note 3: Please note that History and Academic Bowl teams of 2 students cost 2/3 of the price listed here, and “teams” of 1 student cost 1/3 of the prices listed here. Such teams must be registered as such; the discount otherwise does not apply. Schools interested in requesting such discounted entry fees must email nolwenn@historybowl.com to request the discount.

Note 4: Each shuttle can have a maximum of 8 passengers. If you don’t have one adult per 7 students and would like IHBB to provide a staffer to chaperone them in the van, that is possible, but it costs 100 USD per way and per staffer (to cover the return trip of the staffer including one way by cab and 4 hours of their time).

Note 5: No one is ever turned away for lack of payment, but if full payment, including wire fees if applicable, is not received within 2 weeks of the tournament date, the late payment fee will apply.

Note 6: The definition of a state school for our purposes is a school overseen by the government, and which does not charge any tuition fees to any students. “Semi-private” schools, such as private schools which are partially subsidized by the state but still charge tuition fees to students (even if there are a few students who may be attending on full scholarships) must pay the private school rate.

Note 7: Schools are required to bring one reader for each two teams that they enter. Schools need to ask our permission for entering teams without readers, and if it’s granted, for every team they miss bringing a reader for, there will be a penalty of 100 USD (or equivalent in local currency).

Note 8: You are only permitted to pay in US dollars, the currency of the country where the tournament is taking place, or the currency of the country your school is located in.

Note 9: Possible other costs may apply depending on the venue and the exact program of events. When available, those costs will be posted here.