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

Welcome to the 2019 International Academic Competitions / International History Bee and Bowl / International Geography Bee Asian Championships!

Statistics for all events are being maintained through the links below. Links will be activated once the first scores are reported. Click here for a tournament preview courtesy of the Singapore Quiz Bowl organization. 
Academic Bowl of Asia
Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Asia

International Geography Bee Asian Championships
International History Bee Asian Championships
International History Bowl Asian Championships

UPDATE REGARDING HOTEL – BACK UP HOTEL BOOKING LINK AND CODE NOW AVAILABLE (MAY 31)

*** Note that the official registration deadline for all events at the IHBB / IGB Asian Championships has been pushed back to June 5. ***

IHBB is pleased to announce that we have secured a back up block of 50+ rooms at the Ramada Khao Lak Resort which will serve as the second official hotel for the 2019 IHBB and IGB Asian Championships.

The Booking Link is available here: www.ramadakhaolak.com/ (then click on Book Now on this website)
Please use the booking code: IHBB19 to be officially added to our block and receive the rate posted below.

Please note the following:

-We have secured a rate of 3500 THB per room night for the period June 12-June 20 for single or double occupancy rooms.

-The room rate of 3500 THB includes all taxes and breakfast for up to 2 people as well as one daily round trip shuttle from the Ramada to the JW Marriott on June 14, 15, and 16.

-The room rate however is ONLY available if you use the booking code for the hotel that has been provided to IHBB and is posted above. Please do NOT book on booking.com, hotels.com or any other site – you will not be guaranteed this rate, nor will you have access to our shuttles.

-The room class our rooms are in is “Deluxe Oasis.” Rooms of this kind may be either with one king bed or two queen beds. Please call / contact the hotel to secure your preference in terms of beds.

Please further note the following:

• Up to 2 children age 12 years old and under stay free when sharing room with adults utilizing existing bed. Compulsory daily breakfast for children will be charged at THB 225 net per meal.

• Children over 12 years of age will be charged at adult room & meal rates.

• Baby cot provided on a complimentary basis. (On request and subject to availability.)

• Maximum occupancy of 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children (under 12 years old.)

• Maximum of 1 extra bed for 3rd adult is allowed per room and will be charged at THB 1,500 net inclusive of daily buffet breakfast.

You are still welcome at this point to book elsewhere if you wish – it is NOT required to stay at the Ramadal. Please note, however, that if you book elsewhere other than at our secondary hotel or if you book outside the group rate at the secondary hotel, you are responsible for getting your student(s) / child(ren) to and from the JW Marriott Resort and Spa. All games will still be at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa; likewise, the gala dinner remains mandatory there on Saturday night.

Thanks for your understanding, and we look forward to a record turnout of 60-65 teams in Khao Lak at our Asian Championships in a few weeks!

-IHBB / International Academic Competitions

Further Details on the 2019 IHBB and IGB Asian Championships

The International History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 6th annual Asian Championships at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand on 14-16 June, 2019. We hope that all qualified students and teams will be able to join us for a great weekend of academic competition in an amazing setting! In 2018, the Asian Championships were at the same venue and 52 History Bowl teams and over 200 students from across Asia attended.
Note that for 2019, we are implementing a slightly different schedule than in prior years with the first two History Bowl rounds taking place on early Saturday evening and the History Bee finals taking place on Sunday morning! 

Registration for our 2019 International History Bee and Bowl & International Geography Bee Asian Championships is now open!

Please register for the Asian Championships using the link here.

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 15 June if they or their students are competing in the History Bee or History Bowl, the night of 14 June if they or their students are competing in the events that day or in the International Geography Bee on the morning of 15 June, and on the night of 13 June if they or their students are competing in the Academic Bowl of Asia on 14 June. The hotel rate is 4700 THB on 13 and 14 June and 7300 THB on 15 June for double occupancy (includes service charge and government taxes). This latter fee includes daily breakfast for up to two people and admission to the obligatory gala beach dinner on the night of 15 June. Rooms occupied by just one guest cost 4700 THB on 13 and 14 June and 6000 THB and this then also includes the dinner on 15 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 15 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 4700 THB as well as the extra person rates are valid from the nights of 10 June-18 June for participants wishing to extend their stay either before or after the competition.


Please make your reservations for the 2019 host hotel, the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa using the PDF version of the hotel reservation form or the Excel version of the same form here. Once completed, please send the completed Hotel Reservation Form to this address: Supawadee.Nualsri@marriotthotels.com. Please note that with the exception of students and teams from Phuket, staying at the hotel is required prior to all nights on which students from any given school will be competing, and that reservations must be made by completing the form and sending it to the email address provided above.

The deadline for registering is June 5, 2019.


Reservations made at the hotel via a different method (i.e. calling the hotel, using the usual hotel website, a different reservation 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 unless 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 65-75 minutes north of the airport. IHBB will once again organize airport shuttles. Shuttle prices are listed here on the Championships Costs page. To book shuttles, or if you have further questions about shuttles, please email nolwenn@historybowl.com
If your team is competing in the History Bowl on Sunday, 16 June, please do not 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 13 June through dinner on 16 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 the hotel (tell them you want to book the flat rate dinner) by 27 May, 2019.
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).

Prizes
Students who win their age division at either the 2019 or 2020 International Geography Bee Asian Championships receive a reduction of $150 USD in entry fees to the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships. These are now cumulative over the two years if a student wins in both years.

Students who win their age division in the History Bee either the 2019 or 2020 IHBB Asian Championships receive a reduction of $150 USD in entry fees to the 2020 International History Olympiad. Students on a champion History Bowl in any age division receive a reduction in $100 USD in entry fees. These are also now cumulative; hence the maximum possible discount could be $500 for a student who won the Bee and Bowl in both years.

Schedule
Friday

10:30 am Academic Bowl of Asia Check In
10:45 am Please arrive by this time!
10:50 am Academic Bowl of Asia Opening Meeting
11:15 am Academic Bowl of Asia Round 1
11:55 am Academic Bowl of Asia Round 2
12:35 am Academic Bowl of Asia Round 3
1:05 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 4
2:40 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 5
3:30 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Playoff/Consolation Round 1
4:10 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Playoff/Consolation Round 2
4:45 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Awards
4:50 pm Last Chance to Take IGB Qualifying Exams
5:00 pm Reception at Infinity Lawn Next to the Beach
5:45 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Check In
6:45 pm  Please arrive by this time!
6:50 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Opening Meeting
7:20 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Round 1
7:55 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Round 2
8:50 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Finals
9:20 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee Awards
9:30 pm End

 

Saturday

8:30 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Check In
8:45 am Intl. Geography Bee – Please arrive by this time!
9:00 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Opening Meeting
9:30 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 1
10:05 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 2
10:40 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 3
11:30 am Intl. Geography Bee – Finalists Announced
11:40 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Finals
12:05 pm Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Awards
12:15 pm History Bee Qualifier Check In
12:25 pm History Bee Qualifier – Please arrive by this time!
12:30 pm History Bee Qualifier
12:45 pm Lunch (students not in the Bee Qualifier may eat earlier)
1:15 pm History Bee and Open Bee Check In
1:35 pm History Bee – Please arrive by this time!
1:50 pm History Bee Opening Meeting
2:30 pm History Bee Round 1
3:05 pm History Bee Round 2
3:40 pm History Bee Round 3
4:15 pm History Bee Round 4
4:40 pm History Bowl Check In Opens / Snack Break
5:00 pm History Bowl – Please arrive by this time!
5:15 pm History Bowl Opening Meeting
6:00 pm History Bowl Round 1
6:45 pm History Bowl Round 2
7:00 pm Gala Dinner Opens
7:25 pm History Bee Semifinalists Announced
7:35 pm History Bee Semifinals
8:00 pm History Bee Semifinalists to Gala Dinner

 

Sunday

8:30 am History Bowl Round 3
9:15 am History Bowl Round 4
10:00 am  History Bowl Round 5
11:00 am History Bee Finals
11:30 am History Bee Awards
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm History Bowl Playoff Assignments Posted
12:30 pm History Bowl Quarterfinals
1:15 pm History Bowl Semifinals
2:00 pm History Bowl Finals and 3rd Place Matches
2:35 pm History Bowl Awards (awards given first to those with earlier flights)
2:45 pm End

Teams participating in the History Bowl (20 V, 18 JV, 24 MS)

1. Bukit Batok Secondary School, Singapore *
2. Straits International School, Malaysia *
3. Hsinchu International School, Taiwan
4. Tsinghua International School, China
5. Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong A
6. Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong B
7. Shenzhen Senior High School, China
8. Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan A *
9. Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan B *
10. Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan C #
11. Harrow International School, Hong Kong #
12. HeadStart Phuket, Thailand #
13. Stamford American International School A, Singapore #
14. Stamford American International School B, Singapore #
15. Alfred Nobel School, Vietnam
16. Concordia International School Shanghai, China #
17. English School Attached to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China A
18. English School Attached to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China B
19. English School Attached to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China C
20. English School Attached to Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China D *
21. St. Paul American School Hanoi, Vietnam #
22. Shanghai Y.K. Pao School, China #
23. Shanghai American School, China #
24. La Salle Green Hills, Philippines A *
25. La Salle Green Hills, Philippines B *
26. La Salle Green Hills, Philippines C #
27. La Salle Green Hills, Philippines D #
28. La Salle Green Hills, Philippines E #
29. British Vietnamese International School Hanoi, Vietnam #
30. Shanghai Pinghe Bilingual School, China #
31. Seoul International School, South Korea
32. Jinan Foreign Language School, China
33. Tathva International School, Japan *
34. Philippine International School Qatar *
35. Kolej Yayasan Saad Melaka A, Malaysia *
36. Kolej Yayasan Saad Melaka B, Malaysia *
37. The Harbour School, Hong Kong #
38. Alrowad Secondary School, Saudi Arabia *
39. Manarat Al-Khobar Schools, Saudi Arabia
40. Raffles Institution, Singapore
41. Vanke Meisha Academy Shenzhen A, China
42. Vanke Meisha Academy Shenzhen B, China *
43. Beijing International Bilingual Academy, China #
44. Taipei European School, Taiwan #
45. United World College Thailand, Thailand #
46. International Community School, Thailand *
47. Renaissance College Hong Kong *
48. NIST International School, Thailand #
49. German Swiss International School, Hong Kong #
50. Shanghai High School International Division, China A *
51. Shanghai High School International Division, China B #
52. NPS International School, Singapore A *
53. NPS International School, Singapore B #
54. India International School in Japan #
55. Ruamrudee International School, Thailand A
56. Ruamrudee International School, Thailand B
57. Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Language Senior High School *
58. South Island School, Hong Kong
59. Sunway International School, Malaysia A
60. Sunway International School, Malaysia B #
61. Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore A
62. Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore B

Teams participating in the Academic Bowl (6 V, 4 JV, 8 MS)
1. Tsinghua International School, China *
2. Alfred Nobel School, Vietnam
3. Concordia International School Shanghai #
4. Seoul International School, South Korea
5. The Harbour School, Hong Kong #
6. Raffles Institution, Singapore
7. Renaissance College Hong Kong *
8. NIST International School, Thailand #
9. German Swiss International School, Hong Kong #
10. NPS International School, Singapore A *
11. NPS International School, Singapore B  #
12. India International School in Japan #
13. La Salle Green Hills A *
14. La Salle Green Hills B #
15. Ruamrudee International School, Thailand
16. Sunway International School, Malaysia
17. Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore
18. Shanghai American School, China #

 


 

2018
The International History Bee and Bowl held its fifth annual Asian Championships on 15-17 June, 2018 at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand. Full results are now in these links:

Academic Bowl of Asia
Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Asia
International Geography Bee Asian Championships
International History Bee Asian Championships
International History Bowl Asian Championships

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.