The 2018 International Geography Bee Asian Division Championships will be held at the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand on Saturday, 16 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.
Students who win their age division at either the 2017 or 2018 IGB Asian Championships receive a reduction of $200 USD in entry fees to the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships in Berlin on July 11-17. This is not cumulative over the two years, however, if a student wins in both years.
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. The times for the IGB Championships are as follows:
Friday, June 15, 2018
|4:50 pm||Last Chance to Take IGB Qualifying Exams|
Saturday, June 16, 2018
|8:30 am||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Check-in|
|8:45 am||Please arrive by this time!|
|8:55 am||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Opening Meeting|
|9:15 am||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 1|
|9:45 am||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 2|
|10:15 am||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Round 3|
|11:05 am||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Finals – Stage 1|
|11:35 am||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Finals – Stage 2|
|12:00 pm||Intl. Geography Bee – Asian Championships Awards|
Registration is now open – please use the same registration form as is used for the IHBB Asian Championships – this form is linked here. Note that all participants at the IGB Asian Championships must stay at the hotel (with the exception of students from Phuket) – information on room rates and how to reserve rooms is available here. Costs are listed here. For further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.