Full details on the 2018 International Geography Bee Canadian National Championships will be available here by fall 2017.
Congratulations to the 2017 International Geography Bee Canadian National Champions!
Varsity – Gareth Thorlakson, University of Toronto Schools, Toronto, Ontario
Junior Varsity – Marcel Maitinsky, Westmount Secondary School, Hamilton, Ontario
Middle School – Rory Krnjevic, Selwyn House School, Westmount, Quebec
The full results from the 2017 IGB Canadian National Championships are available for download here in PDF format. The 2017 IGB Canadian National Championships were held at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa on Saturday, 29 April, 2017.
The Canadian 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. The IGB Canadian Championships are held each spring in conjunction with the Canadian Championships of the International History Bee and Bowl. The IGB and IHBB rounds take place at different times so that students may compete in both. The Canadian 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 20% of the questions focus on Canadian geography.
Registration takes place on the www.ihbbcanada.com website once registration for the IHBB Canadian Championships opens.
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, the past questions used at the Geography Bee of Europe (accessible here – scroll down, and then click on the questions used at past European Championships) are a better approximation to what we use in Canada.