Full details on the 2018 International Geography Bee Asian Division Championships will be available here by fall 2017.
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.
The Asian Championships of The International Geography Bee consists exclusively of buzzer-based quiz competition using “pyramidal” style paragraph-length questions that progress from harder to easier information. This style of competition will also be the sole mode of competition used at the IGB World Championships.
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 Asian Championships will feature 3 preliminary rounds of 30 questions that are 4-7 lines in length, and 1 or 2 final rounds for the top students. Roughly 30% of the questions will focus on Asian geography.
A 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.