The 2018 International Geography Bee Asian Division Championships will be held at the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand on Friday, 15 June, 2018. The Championships consists of 3 preliminary rounds of 30 questions each and 1-2 playoff rounds depending on the number of competing students. Roughly 30% of the questions will focus on Asian geography. The Asian Championships of The International Geography Bee consist exclusively of buzzer-based quiz competition using “pyramidal” style paragraph-length questions that progress from harder to easier information.
The IGB Asian Championships are held each spring in conjunction with the Asian Championships of the International History Bee and Bowl. Students may compete in both the IGB and IHBB Asian Championships as the rounds for both take place at different times. Registration will take place on the www.ihbbasia.com website once registration for the IHBB Asian Championships opens. Costs are listed here.
See the Resources Page for questions used at the Asian Championships in past years to practice with. A further large sample of practice questions from past years’ Quiz Bowl Tournaments at the US Geography Olympiad National Championships can be found on the USGO website here though in terms of difficulty and content, the past questions used at the Geography Bee of Asia (accessible here) are a better approximation to what we will use at the IGB Asian Championships.
Congratulations to the 2017 International Geography Bee Asian Division Champions!
Varsity – Alfred Chan, Creative Secondary School, Hong Kong
Junior Varsity – Vijay Siddharth, NPS International School, Singapore
Middle School – Pierre-Adam Caudal, Lycée Français de Singapour, Singapore
Full results from the 2017 IGB Asian Championships are now available here in Google Sheets or available for download here in Excel format. The 2017 IGB Asian Championships were held at Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore on Saturday, 17 June, 2017.