The costs shown below are confirmed for 2020. 

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 AMD INR MVR QAR CNY AED HKD MYR KRW SGD LKR TWD JPY PHP VND USD (wire transfer)
History Bowl Price Private School 16,500 200,000 29,000 7200 1,900 3,500 1,900 4,000 2,100 590,000 700 60,000 15,500 57,000 24,000 10,500,000 520
State School 14,500 160,000 26,000 6800 1,700 3,000 1,700 3,600 1,550 500,000 600 50,000 14,000 49,000 20,000 10,500,000 460
Academic Bowl Price Private School 6700 80,000 12,000 3000 750 1400 770 1700 700 240,000 300 24,000 7,200 27,000 10,000 4,200,000 240
State School 5500 60,000 10,000 2500 650 1200 660 1500 580 180,000 240 17,000 6,200 21,000 7,500 4,200,000 200
Bee Price Private School 2900 35,000 5200 1300 330 600 330 700 350 105,000 120 10,000 2,900 9,900 4,300 1,700,000 90
State School 2300 30,000 4000 1200 270 500 280 600 280 85,000 100 9,000 2,400 7,700 3,600 1,700,000 80
Open Bee Price Private School 2300 30,000 4000 1200 270 500 280 600 280 85,000 100 9,000 2,400 7,700 3,600 1,400,000 80
State School 1800 20,000 3200 1000 200 350 200 450 180 60,000 75 7,000 1,700 5,600 2,600 1,400,000 65
Geography Bee Price 1800 20,000 3200 1000 200 350 200 450 180 60,000 75 7,000 1,700 5,600 2,600 1,000,000 65
Extra Payment Fees (per school, not per team) Late Bowl payment fee 2500 30,000 4500 1300 300 500 300 600 250 85,000 105 10,500 2,500 8,500 4,000 1,200,000 80
Late Bee payment fee 1500 20,000 3000 800 200 250 200 300 150 45,000 50 5,000 1,200 4,500 2,000 600,000 40
Wire transfer fee / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / 35
Buzzer Discount Per system brought 1000 10,000 2000 450 110 200 110 230 130 35,000 40 4,500 900 3,300 1,500 500,000 30
Shuttle Cost ***
 Per person / each way 700 7000 1300 300 75 135 75 160 85 24,000 30 3,000 600 2,300 1,000 400,000 20

*** = (not valid in 2020 – this is only applicable when the Asian Championships are held at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand)

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 suopeng@iacompetitions.com to request the discount.

Note 4 (not valid in 2020 – this is only applicable when the Asian Championships are held at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand): 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 (not valid in 2020 – this is only applicable when the Asian Championships are held at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand): For every two teams you bring or fraction thereof, you need to provide one room where matches will be held. If you want to be exempt from that, you can pay 220 USD per missing room.

Note 9: 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 10, regarding our cancellation policy: 
– You can cancel your registration for free until May 10, 2020 (which is the registration deadline) by emailing suopeng@iacompetitions.com.
– Teams and students dropping between May 10, 2020 and May 20, 2020  owe 50% of their registration fees.
– Teams and students dropping after May 20, 2020 owe 100% of their registration fees.