The IHBB Asian Championships

Posted Aug 12, 2018

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

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! 

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.

For 2019, the booking will be done using a Hotel Reservation Form. When available (by early 2019), this will be posted here.
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 IHBB (please email nolwenn@iacompetitions.com to do this) 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 $200 USD in entry fees to the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships. This is not cumulative over the two years, however, 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 $200 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. This is not cumulative over the two years, however, if a student wins in both years, nor can the Bee and Bowl discounts be combined (the maximum History Olympiad is thus $200).

However, if a student is competing in both the 2020 International History Olympiad and the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships and has received a geography discount, this can be combined with a history discount on the combined price for both events. The maximum possible discount is thus $400 USD.

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.

 

 

Date 2019-06-14
Registration Deadline 2019-05-19 00:00:00
Address Khao Lak, Thailand
Question Set Championships
Coordinator Mrs Nolwenn Madden - nolwenn@iacompetitions.com
Director David and Nolwenn Madden
Schedule of Events 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 2018 HISTORY BOWL TEAMS
1. Garden International School #
2. Fuhsing Private Bilingual School A
3. Fuhsing Private Bilingual School B *
4. Fuhsing Private Bilingual School C #
5. Straits International School #
6. Dulwich College Singapore #
7. NPS International School #
8. Dalat International School
9. Delhi Public School, Navi Mumbai #
10. Lycée Français de Singapour A *
11. Lycée Français de Singapour B #
12. Shanghai High School International Division A
13. Shanghai High School International Division B *
14. Shanghai High School International Division C #
15. Shanghai High School International Division D #
16. Bukit Batok Secondary School *
17. Jumeirah English Speaking School *
18. International Community School A *
19. International Community School B #
20. Ruamrudee International School
21. Shatin College (Hong Kong) #
22. NIST International School A *
23. NIST International School B #
24. English School Attached To Guangdong University of Foreign Studies A
25. English School Attached To Guangdong University of Foreign Studies B *
26. English School Attached To Guangdong University of Foreign Studies C *
27. Harrow International School Hong Kong A *
28. Harrow International School Hong Kong B #
29. Harrow International School Hong Kong C #
30. South Island School #
31. Creative Secondary School A
32. Creative Secondary School B *
33. Creative Secondary School C *
34. Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies
35. Team Itihasa
36. Sunway International School A
37. Sunway International School B *
38. Tathva International School #
39. HeadStart International School A *
40. HeadStart International School B #
41. Vanke Meisha Academy
42. German Swiss International School #
43. Shanghai World Foreign Academy *
44. Tsinghua International School *
45. Philippine International School - Qatar
46. Philippine Science High School - Southern Mindanao Campus *
47. Seoul International School
48. Guangdong Country Garden *
49. Hwa Chong Institution
50. Soong Ching Ling School #
51. British International School, Phuket A
52. British International School, Phuket B #

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2018 ACADEMIC BOWL TEAMS
1. Garden International School #
2. Jumeirah English Speaking School *
3. Creative Secondary School A *
4. Creative Secondary School B *
5. Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies
6. NPS International School #
7. Team Itihasa
8. German Swiss International School #
9. Tsinghua International School *
10. Philippine International School - Qatar
11. Philippine Science High School - Southern Mindanao Campus *
12. Seoul International School