The 2020 IHBB Asian Championships is suspended due to COVID-19.

The schedule and prizes as listed below are confirmed. Costs are listed here. Information on hotels and transportation will be posted below shortly.

Further Details on the 2020 IHBB and IGB Asian Championships

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.

International Science Bee Asian Championships
The IHBB Asian Championships will hold its inaugural Science Bee Asian Championships on Friday evening. Students must have qualified for the Science Bee Asian Championships through obtaining a passing score on either the Alpha or Beta version of the Science Bee Qualifying Exam. The Qualifying Exam is given at all IHBB Asia Regional tournaments. Further information on the International Science Bee, including sample questions, a rules sheet, and a scoresheet for practicing 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 school. 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).

Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Asia
On Saturday 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.

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

1:00 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Check In
1:15 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Opening Meeting
1:45 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 1
2:25 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 2
3:05 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 3
3:45 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 4
4:25 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Round 5
5:15 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Playoff/Consolation Round 1
5:55 pm Academic Bowl of Asia Playoff/Consolation Round 2
6:35 pm Last Chance to Take IGB Qualifying Exams/Dinner
7:30 pm Science Bee Check In
7:45 pm Science Bee Opening Meeting
8:00 pm Science Bee Round 1
8:30 pm Science Bee Round 2
9:00 pm Science Bee Round 3
9:30 pm Science Bee Finals
10:00 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
9:20 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 1
9:50 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 2
10:20 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 3
11:00 am Intl. Geography Bee – Finalists Announced
11:10 am Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Finals
11:35 pm Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Awards
11:45 am History Bee Qualifier Check In
12:00 pm History Bee Qualifier
12:30 pm Lunch (students not in the Bee Qualifier may eat earlier)
1:00 pm History Bee and Open Bee Check In
1:15 pm History Bee – Please arrive by this time!
1:30 pm History Bee Opening Meeting
2:00 pm History Bee Round 1
2:30 pm History Bee Round 2
3:00 pm History Bee Round 3
3:30 pm History Bee Round 4
4:15 pm History Bee – Semifinalists Announced
4:30 pm History Bee – Semifinals
5:00 pm History Bee – Finals
5:30 pm History Bee – Award Ceremony
5:45 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee – Check In
7:00 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee – Opening Meeting
7:30 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee – Round 1
8:00 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee – Round 2
8:30 pm Sports & Entertainment Bee – Finals
9:00 pm End

 

Sunday

8:30 am History Bowl – Check In
8:45 am History Bowl – Opening Ceremony
9:15 am  History Bowl – Round 1
10:00 am History Bowl – Round 2
10:40 am History Bowl – Round 3
11:20 am History Bowl – Round 4
12:00 pm History Bowl – Round 5
12:40 pm Lunch
1:00 pm History Bowl – Playoff Announced
1:30 pm History Bowl – Quarterfinals
2:10 pm History Bowl – Semifinals
2:50 pm History Bowl – Finals/Third Place Match
3:30 pm History Bowl Awards (awards given first to those with earlier flights)
4:00 pm End

 

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Report from the 2019 IHBB Asian Championships

Click here for a tournament preview courtesy of the Singapore Quiz Bowl organization.
Click here for a tournament recap courtesy of the Singapore Quiz Bowl organization.

Statistics for all events are found through the links below.

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

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.