In addition to the International History Bee and Bowl, we also oversee the International Geography Bee, which formally debuted in October 2016, though we had run a pilot competition, the Geography Bee of Asia, in 2015 and 2016 at our Asian Championships. The first stage of IGB consists of a Championships Qualifying Exam which is offered at all IHBB Regional tournaments throughout Asia in two separate versions (Alpha and Beta). Students who score in the top half of students in their age division who take the exam at each site, or students who while not accomplishing that, score in the top 50% of all students in Asia in a given academic year on that particular version of the Exam in their age group, then qualify for both the IGB Asian Championships and the IGB World Championships.
The IGB Asian Championships is held each spring in conjunction with the IHBB Asian Championships. It consists of three rounds of buzzer-based quiz play with geography questions for all students. The top students then make the playoffs.
The IGB World Championships consists of multiple events over the course of six days, and will debut in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with the 2018 International History Olympiad (students qualified for both IGB Worlds and the Olympiad may compete in both).