The IHBB Asian Championships

Posted Aug 12, 2017

Resort Lodge and infinity pool at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Khao Lak, Thailand

The International History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its fifth annual Asian Championships will return to the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand on 15-17 June, 2018! The confirmed schedule of events is posted below. Registration will open beginning in November 2018 once the first IHBB regional tournaments of the 2017-2018 academic year have been held in Asia, and will run through 20 May, 2018.

Costs and Hotel Information 
Registration fees are listed here. As in past years when the IHBB Asian Championships have been in Khao Lak, all participants (with the exception of any school within 200 kilometers of the resort location) must stay at the resort on the night of 16 June if they or their students are competing in the History Bee or History Bowl, the night of 15 June if they or their students are competing in the events that day or in the International Geography Bee on the morning of 16 June, and on the night of 14 June if they or their students are competing in the Academic Bowl of Asia on 15 June. The hotel rate is 4400 THB on 14 and 15 June and 5700 on 16 June for double occupancy (includes service charge and government taxes). This latter fee includes daily breakfast for up to two people and one admission to the obligatory gala beach dinner on the night of 16 June. Additional gala dinner costs are 1300 THB per person. Costs for a 3rd person in the room are as follows (does not include gala dinner which is obligatory for anyone staying in the room on the night of 16 June):
Extra person using extra bed (12 years and older) with breakfast: 1200 THB per person
Extra person using extra bed (under 12 years) with breakfast: 800 THB per person
Extra person using day bed in room (12 years and older) with breakfast: 600 THB per person
Extra person using day bed in room (under 12 years) with breakfast: 400 THB per person

Note that the rate of 4400 THB as well as the extra person rates are valid from the nights of 11 June-19 June for participants wishing to extend their stay either before or after the competition.

Also, for 2018, booking must be done via an online link that will be provided here by November 2017! Reservations made at the hotel via a different method (i.e. calling the hotel or a different reservations number, or on a 3rd party website, such as hotels.com) are invalid, and any family or school booking this way will not be allowed to compete until they reserve via the online link!

Balcony overlooking Asia’s longest swimming pool which encircles the grounds at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Khao Lak, Thailand

Flights and Airport Shuttles
When making flight reservations, please be sure to fly into Phuket International Airport (airport code HKT). Be advised that the resort is roughly 60-75 minutes north of the airport. IHBB will once again organize airport shuttles. Prices will be available here by early 2018. If your team is competing in the History Bowl on Sunday, 17 June, please do note book flights back before 5:15pm if at all possible! If you need to book a flight between 4:15pm and 5:15pm, please contact IHBB to check with us if this is advisable before booking your flights!

Meals and Spa Rates
Aside from the buffet breakfast included in the room rate and the obligatory gala dinner, IHBB has also secured flat rate meal prices of 500 THB per lunch and 550 THB per dinner from lunch on 14 June through dinner on 17 June. These are optional (i.e. you are welcome to get lunch or dinner [aside from the gala dinner on Saturday] on your own, either at the resort or outside the resort) and must be booked through IHBB (please email nolwenn@historybowl.com to do this) by 30 May, 2018.
All guests are also welcome to a 20% discount on a la carte food purchases (this does not include the meal rates above or for the gala dinner) as well as a 20% discount on purchases at the Quan Spa on the resort grounds. Be sure to ask for these discounted rates!

View towards the beach and Andaman Sea from the infinity pool, JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Khao Lak, Thailand

Bee Qualifier
All students who did not have a chance to compete in the History Bee twice who would like an extra chance to qualify may compete in the History Bee Qualifier on Saturday at 12:00pm. Students who finish in the top half in their division qualify; those who don’t may compete in the Open Bee, which is held at the same time as the Asian Championships of the History Bee (and uses the same questions in the preliminary rounds, but does not have playoffs).

Academic Bowl of Asia
The IHBB Asian Championships will begin on Friday with the annual Academic Bowl of Asia. This competition is open to all students and does not require prior qualification. As in the History Bowl, there are 3 age divisions, up to 4 players play at any time, and all students on a team must be attending the same school. Questions are played according to the Academic Bowl format, which can include questions from all academic disciplines. Further information on the Academic Bowl of Asia, including sample questions, a rules sheet, and a scoresheet for practicing is available here.

Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Asia
On Friday evening, the IHBB Asian Championships will feature the annual Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Asia. This competition is open to all and does not require prior qualification. It is also free for all to compete in, and uniquely, the Sports and Entertainment History Bee features an Adult Division for parents, teachers, and others who are on hand to observe the competition. Questions are played according to the standard History Bee format, and include questions on global sports, television, music, movies, video games, internet culture, and more. Further information on the Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Asia, including sample questions, is available here.

International Geography Bee Asian Championships
On Saturday morning, we will run the International Geography Bee Asian Championships. Students must have qualified for the IGB Asian Championships through obtaining a passing score on either the Alpha or Beta version of the IGB Asian Championships Qualifying Exam. The Qualifying Exam is given at all IHBB Asia Regional tournaments, though students who wish to try and qualify on Friday evening can take either (or both) versions of the Qualifying Exam at the resort. Further information on the IGB Asian Championships is available here (see the other links off the drop down menu for Asia on the IGB website for sample questions and further information about IGB in general).

2017
The International History Bee and Bowl held its fourth annual Asian Championships on 16-18 June, 2017 at Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore. Full results are now available here.

2019
The 2019 International History Bee and Bowl Asian Championships will also be held at the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand. The exact dates are currently to be determined, but it will be one of the first three weekends in June 2019.

 

 

Date 2018-06-15
Registration Deadline 2018-05-20 00:00:00
Address Khao Lak, Thailand
Question Set Championships
Coordinator Mrs Nolwenn Madden - nolwenn@historybowl.com
Director David and Nolwenn Madden
Schedule of Events Friday
9:30 am Academic Bowl of Asia Check-in
9:50 am Please arrive by this time!
10:00 am Academic Bowl of Asia Opening Meeting
10:35 am Academic Bowl of Asia Round 1
11:15 am Academic Bowl of Asia Round 2
11:55 am Academic Bowl of Asia Round 3
12:25 pm Lunch
1:20 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 4
2:00 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 5
2:55 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Playoff/Consolation Round 1
3:35 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Playoff/Consolation Round 2
4:10 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Finals
4:40 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Awards
4:50 pm Break (Last Chance to Take IGB Qualifying Exams)
5:00 pm Beach Reception
5:45 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Check-in
6:55 pm  Please arrive by this time!
7:00 pm  Sports & Entertainment Bee Opening Meeting
7:25 pm  Sports & Entertainment Bee Round 1
7:55 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Round 2
8:45 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Finals
9:15 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Awards
  Saturday
8:30 am Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Check-in
8:45 am Please arrive by this time!
8:55 am Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Opening Meeting
9:15 am Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Round 1
9:45 am Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Round 2
10:15 am Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Round 3
11:05 am Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Finals - Stage 1
11:35 am Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Finals - Stage 2
12:00 pm  Intl. Geography Bee - Asian Championships Awards
12:10 pm History Bee Qualifier Check-in
12:20 pm History Bee Qualifier - Please arrive by this time!
12:30 pm History Bee Qualifier
12:50 pm Lunch (students not in the Bee Qualifier may eat earlier)
1:25 pm History Bee and Open Bee Check-in
1:45 pm History Bee - Please arrive by this time!
2:00 pm History Bee Opening Meeting
2:30 pm History Bee Round 1
3:05 pm History Bee Round 2
3:35 pm History Bee Round 3
4:05 pm History Bee Round 4
5:05 pm History Bee Finalists Announced / Tiebreaks (if needed)
5:20 pm History Bee Finals Stage 1
5:55 pm History Bee Finals Stage 2
6:35 pm Awards
6:45 pm Gala Beach Dinner
  Sunday
7:30 am History Bowl Check-in Begins
7:50 am History Bowl - Please arrive by this time!
8:00 am  History Bowl Opening Meeting
8:35 am History Bowl Round 1
9:20 am History Bowl Round 2
10:00 am History Bowl Round 3
10:40 am History Bowl Round 4
11:20 am History Bowl Round 5
11:50 am Lunch
12:30 pm Playoff Assignments Posted
12:45 pm History Bowl Quarterfinals
1:20 pm History Bowl Semifinals
1:55 pm History Bowl Finals
2:20 pm History Bowl End
2:25 pm Awards (awards will be presented first for any teams who have flights between 5:15 and 6:00)
2:40 pm End
Teams Teams that are registered for the 2018 IHBB Asian Championships will be posted here once registration opens in November 2017 after the first regional tournaments of the 2017-2018 school year are held.

2017 HISTORY BOWL TEAMS
1. Ruamrudee International School, Thailand *
2. Shanghai American School Puxi, China *
3. HeadStart International School, Thailand A *
4. HeadStart International School, Thailand B #
5. Hsinchu International School, Taiwan
6. Guangdong Country Garden School, China A
7. Guangdong Country Garden School, China B #
8. IBST, Taiwan
9. Dalat International School, Malaysia *
10. Hai Sing Catholic School, Singapore *
11. Harrow International School Hong Kong A *
12. Harrow International School Hong Kong B #
13. English School Attached to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China A
14. English School Attached to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China B *
15. Affiliated High School of SCNU, China
16. Batasan Hills National High School, Philippines
17. NIST International School, Thailand #
18. Lycée Français de Singapour, Singapore A #
19. Lycée Français de Singapour, Singapore B #
20. International School of the Sacred Heart, Japan *
21. Seoul International School, Korea *
22. Vanke Meisha Academy, China A
23. Vanke Meisha Academy, China B
24. Vanke Meisha Academy, China C *
25. Renaissance College Hong Kong
26. International Community School Bangkok, Thailand A *
27. International Community School Bangkok, Thailand B #
28. Anderson Junior College, Singapore
29. Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong A
30. Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong B *
31. Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore A
32. Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore B
33. Sunway International School, Malaysia
34. Billabong High EPS International School Male, Maldives *
35. International Christian School, Hong Kong
36. India International School in Japan A *
37. India International School in Japan B #
38. India International School in Japan C #
39. LaSalle Green Hills, Philippines
40. Dulwich College Singapore #
41. Saint Maur International School, Japan
42. Team Black Hawk, Singapore *
43. Lycée Français International de Tokyo, Japan A *
44. Lycée Français International de Tokyo, Japan B *
45. NPS International School, Singapore A *
46. NPS International School, Singapore B *
47. NPS International School, Singapore C #
48. Shanghai High School International Division, China A *
49. Shanghai High School International Division, China B #
50. Shanghai High School International Division, China C #
51. International Christian Academy, Philippines A *
52. International Christian Academy, Philippines B #

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2017 ACADEMIC BOWL TEAMS
1. Shanghai American School Puxi, China *
2. IBST, Taiwan
3. Sunway International School, Malaysia
4. Hai Sing Catholic School, Singapore *
5. Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore A
6. Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore B
7. International Christian School, Hong Kong
8. India International School in Japan A *
9. India International School in Japan B #
10. International Christian Academy, Philippines A *
11. International Christian Academy, Philippines B #
12. NPS International School, Singapore A *
13. NPS International School, Singapore B *
14. NPS International School, Singapore C #