• Welcome to the International History Bee & Bowl Asian Division!

    The International History Bee and Bowl are two history quiz competitions in English which are held around the world. The Bee is for individual students; the Bowl is for teams. The International History Bee and Bowl are organized by International Academic Competitions, an organization running events in over 30 countries around the world.
    For the 2018-2019 school year, we anticipate running both the Bee and Bowl at 25-30 regional tournament sites in Asia. We will use two separate sets of questions; schools can thus attend up to two regional tournaments as long as the questions are different. During the lunch break, students can also take the International Geography Bee Championships Qualifying Exam.
    The top students and teams will also qualify for our 2019 IHBB and IGB Asian Championships on 14-16 June 2019 in Khao Lak, Thailand, the 2020 IGB World Championships, and the 2020 International History Olympiad. Qualification for both the Championships and the Olympiad can take place at any regional tournament.
    Please explore the site to learn more about how our tournaments work and how you and your school can get involved. If you have any questions, email our Executive Director, Mrs Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@iacompetitions.com. Thanks for your interest in The International History Bee and Bowl, and we hope to see you at a tournament soon!

Click on an area below to learn more about the History Bee & Bowl events in that location.

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News & Announcements

The 2015-2016 competition season for The International History Bee and Bowl’s Asian Division is set to begin! This will be our fifth year overall of organizing history quiz tournaments throughout Asia. This year, we expect to hold our first tournament in the Philippines, a new tournament in Abu Dhabi, and  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl held its second annual Asian Division Championships on 12-14 June, 2015 at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand. 49 teams from throughout Asia competed in the Bowl with 155 students competing in the History Bee. The tournament also featured the  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl is delighted to welcome 50 teams from throughout Asia to our second annual Asian Championships! With the beautiful JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa as an unforgettable venue and representatives from our broadcast partner History Asia on hand to cover the tournament, it  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl has now completed 20 of its 21 regional tournaments this year (only our Singapore Championships in May remain!) and with all eyes now on our Asian Championships, we’re happy to announce that registrations for the Championships are now open! Qualified students and teams can  [ Read More ]

(Khao Lak, Thailand – 11 March) Greetings from beautiful Khao Lak, Thailand, the site of the 2015 Asian Championships of The International History Bee and Bowl! Your co-Executive Directors have been hard at work scouting out the fantastic location of our second annual Asian Championships this week, in between four  [ Read More ]

It felt less like Fall and more like Winter with the -7 degree weather in Beijing, but the intense competition at Dulwich College Beijing kept students warm throughout the day. In the Junior Varsity division, host school teams Dulwich College C and Dulwich College D faced off. Dulwich C’s 50  [ Read More ]

Phuket, Thailand is a short drive from our Asian Championships site at the JW Marriott in Khao Lak, but the championships being in their backyard didn’t make the competition any less exciting for the students at Phuket International Academy Day School and British International School Phuket. Though it was a  [ Read More ]