European Championships

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European Championships 2018-06-10T13:48:22+00:00

Congratulations to the 2018 International Geography Bee European Division Champions!
Varsity – Chris Thorn, Eton College, UK
Junior Varsity – Yannick Neuffer, SIS Basel, Switzerland
Middle School – Maxim Nakhapetian, Zurich International School, Switzerland

Full results from the 2018 IGB European Championships are now available for download here. The 2018 IGB European Championships were held at Novy Porg in Prague on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

The European 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 European Championships are held each spring in conjunction with the European Championships of the International History Bee and Bowl. Check www.ihbbeurope.com for dates and locations; the IGB and IHBB rounds take place at different times so that students may compete in both. For 2018, the International Geography Bee European Championships were held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Novy Porg, in Prague. The European Championships 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 30-40% of the questions focus on European geography.

Registration takes place on the www.ihbbeurope.com website once registration for the IHBB European Championships opens. Costs are listed here – the cost of the IGB European Championships is identical to the Consolation Bee prices.

Please see the Resources Page for past questions used at the IGB European Championships with which to practice. 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 Europe (accessible here – scroll down, and then click on the questions used at past European Championships) are a better approximation to what we will use at the IGB European Championships.