The International History Bee and Bowl is delighted to announce the start of its 2017-2018 competition season across Asia! We’re excited to be planning an expanded offering of tournaments across the world’s largest continent, including our first-ever tournaments in Indonesia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Qatar; new tournaments in South and Southeast Asia; and additional events in China with the help of EIC Education / New Pathway. We’ll also be spending lots of time from August through December throughout Asia visiting schools to interest new teachers and students in our history quiz tournaments – if you’re interested in having us visit your school, just send an email to us at

Our season will then culminate with our 5th annual 2018 Asian Championships back at the magnificent JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa near Phuket, Thailand. Details have already been posted here – the dates are 15-17 June, 2018 and we hope you’ll be able to join us!

Just a month later, though, from 14-22 July in Berlin, Germany, we’ll also be organizing the 2018 International History Olympiad. Any student who qualifies for the 2018 IHBB Asian Championships in either the Bee or on a Bowl team (or if a student did this already in 2017) is welcome to attend for an unforgettable week of competition, camaraderie, and sightseeing in one of the world’s greatest cities! Details will be posted to on an ongoing basis from now through spring 2018, but a draft schedule of Olympiad events is already posted here.

Also, we’ll be organizing the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships from 11-17 July in Berlin as well. It’s not only possible to compete in both IGB Worlds and the Olympiad if you’ve qualified, but we’ve designed the two events that way. You can qualify for the IGB World Championships through a qualifying score on the IGB Championships Qualifying Exam, offered at each IHBB Asia regional tournament. The IGB Asian Championships will be held on 15 June in Khao Lak, Thailand as well.

Further details on the International Geography Bee (including last year’s qualifying exams and IGB Asian Championship questions) can be found on the IGB website at A draft schedule of events at the IGB World Championships has now been posted on the IGB website here as well. Registration for both IGB Worlds and the 2018 International History Olympiad will open in the fall of 2017.

For further questions on any IHBB, IGB, or Olympiad matters, please explore the respective websites, or feel free to email us at Thanks, and best of luck to you and your team in all of your competitions in the 2017-2018 academic year!