The 2018 International Geography Bee Canadian Division Championships will be held at Royal St. George’s College, in Toronto, on April 28, 2018. The Canadian Championships will feature 3 preliminary rounds of 30 questions that are 4-7 lines in length, and 1 final round for the top students. Roughly 15-20% of the questions focus on Canadian geography. The competition rules are identical to those used in the International History Bee, and can be downloaded here. The Canadian 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 Canadian Championships are held each spring in conjunction with the Canadian Championships of the International History Bee and Bowl. Students may compete in both the IGB and IHBB Canadian Championships as the rounds for both take place at different times. Registration will take place on the www.ihbbcanada.com website once registration for the IHBB Canadian Championships opens. Costs are listed here.
The questions used at past Canadian Championships for IGB can be found on the Resources page here. 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.
Students who win their age division at either the 2017 or 2018 IGB Canadian 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.
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.