The costs shown below are confirmed for 2018. 

Note: The Sports & Entertainment Bee is free of charge to any student competing in the Bee or the Bowl. Neither the Academic Bowl of Asia, 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 INR MVR JOD LBP QAR CNY AED HKD MYR KRW SGD LKR TWD JPY PHP NPR USD (wire transfer)
History Bowl Price Private School 16,000 29,000 7200 320 700,000 1,850 3,300 1,850 3,800 1,900 540,000 700 60,000 15,000 55,000 22,000 45,000 490
State School 14,000 26,000 6800 280 600,000 1,650 2,800 1,650 3,400 1,500 470,000 600 50,000 13,500 48,000 18,000 440
Academic Bowl Price Private School 6500 12,000 3000 130 280,000 750 1300 750 1600 650 220,000 290 24,000 7,000 26,000 9,000 18,000 210
State School 5400 10,000 2500 110 250,000 650 1100 650 1400 550 160,000 230 17,000 6,000 21,000 7,000 185
Bee Price Private School 2800 5200 1300 55 125,000 330 570 330 675 330 100,000 125 10,000 2,800 9,700 4,000 7,000 90
State School 2200 4000 1200 45 110,000 270 460 270 560 270 80,000 100 9,000 2,300 7,500 3,300 80
Open Bee Price Private School 2200 4200 1200 45 110,000 270 460 270 560 270 80,000 100 9,000 2,300 7,500 3,200 6,000 80
State School 1700 3200 1000 35 95,000 200 300 200 450 170 60,000 75 7,000 1,500 5,500 2,500 70
Geography Bee Price 1700 3200 1000 35 95,000 200 300 200 450 170 60,000 75 7,000 1,500 5,500 2,500 5,000 70
Additional Payment Fees (per school, not per team) Late Bowl payment fee 2500 4500 1300 50 120,000 300 500 300 600 250 85,000 105 10,500 2,500 8,500 4,000 8,000 80
Late Bee payment fee 1500 3000 800 30 70,000 150 250 150 300 150 45,000 50 5,000 1,200 4,500 2,000 4,000 40
Wire transfer fee / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 35
Buzzer Discount Per system brought 1000 2000 450 20 45,000 110 200 110 230 130 35,000 40 4,500 900 3,300 1,500 3,000 30
Shuttle Cost
 Per person/per way 680 1300 300 14 30,000 75 130 75 160 85 23,000 27 3,000 600 2,200 1,000 2,000 20

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, 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, at each event 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. If your country’s currency is not listed here, and you wish to pay by cash, please email us for prices (which will be close to the US dollar equivalents in your country’s currency for each event).

Note 9, regarding our cancellation policy: 
– You can cancel your registration for free until May 20 (which is the registration deadline) by emailing nolwenn@historybowl.com.
– Teams and students dropping between May 20 and June 10  owe 50% of their registration fees.
– Teams and students dropping after June 10 owe 100% of their registration fees.