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World Championships 2018-07-11T20:41:05+00:00

The inaugural International Geography Bee World Championships will be held on July 11-17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany with events being held at the Berlin Brandenburg International School (on July 15-17) and around Berlin. July 11 will be the arrival day; students may arrive at any point in time during that day, but must be in Berlin by that evening. For early arrivals there are a few events that day too, though no official competitions. It is possible to compete in both the International History Olympiad and the IGB World Championships if you are qualified for both! 

Additional information (including where students will stay, costs, event descriptions, logistics, and more) will be posted on a continuous basis from now through the beginning of the IGB World Championships. Note the following though:
Three separate events: the Intl. Geography Exam, the Intl. Geography Showdown, and the Intl. Geography Quiz will together constitute the official IGB World Championship title. There will also be a medals table for all events kept by country. As is the case at the International History Olympiad, students from the USA will compete for their home states unless they have a foreign passport and wish to compete for their country of citizenship.

List of Registered Students (Students in the USA compete for their state; other students or students in the USA with non-US passports who wish to do so compete for their countries)

The following students are registered for the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships. Last updated on July 11, 2018.

no * or # = Varsity (28 students as of July 11)
* = Junior Varsity (44 students as of July 11)
# = Middle School (51 students as of July 11)

1. Dhruv Nistala, Westwood High School, TX, USA *
2. Anita Shanker, Mountain Lakes High School, NJ, USA
3. Dylan Tynes, C.E. Byrd High School, LA, USA 
4. Vaibhav Hariram, Cedar Fork Elementary, NC, USA #
5. Aarush Zarabi, Williams Elementary School, CA USA #
6. Vijay Siddharth, NPS International School, Singapore (playing for India)
7. Avi Goel, Silver Creek High School, CA, USA *
8. Dave Arthur, University Lake School, WI, USA #
9. Drake Nemorin, Emmaus Christian College, Australia #
10. Rohith Madhuker, Carnage Middle School, NC, USA #
11. Kaylan Patel, Windermere Preparatory School, FL, USA #
12. Anish Deshpande, Masconomet Regional Middle School, MA, USA #
13. Saket Pochiraju, Olentangy Orange Middle School, OH, USA #
14. Satvik Pochiraju, Olentangy Meadows Elementary School, OH, USA #
15. Pranav Kanmadikar, duPont Manual High School, KY, USA *
16. Levan Makharashvili, Logos International Academy, Tbilisi, Georgia
17. Ved Muthusamy, Hillside Middle School, MI, USA #
18. Seth Buikema, Timothy Christian High School, IL, USA
19. Pranavkrishna Bharanidharan, California Montessori Project, CA, USA #
20. Rhea Mitr, Quarry Lane School, CA, USA *
21. Justin Ahn, Dulwich College Seoul, South Korea #
22. Adrija Kundu, John Adams Middle School, NJ, USA #
23. Kishan Kalaria, Trinity Valley School, TX, USA *
24. Gauri Garg, Logan High School, UT, USA
25. Ankit Garg, Bear River Charter School, UT, USA *
26. Nishita Belur, Archbishop Mitty High School, CA, USA *
27. King Solomon Mawuena Ladzekpo, Merton International School, Ghana #
28. Lucy Chae, Newton South High School, MA, USA *
29. Blair Yu, Pu Tai Senior High School, Taiwan *
30. Neel Date, India International School in Tokyo, Japan *
31. Kevin Li, St. George’s School, Canada
32. Calvin Yang, Unionville High School, Canada * (playing for China)
33. Maverick Cheong Kok Rui, Saint Maur International School, Japan *
34. William Yang, Urbana High School, MD, USA *
35. Nason Li, Concordia International School Shanghai, China #
36. Arjun Nathan, Skyline High School, WA, USA *
37. Douglas Simons, High Technology High School, NJ, USA
38. Kevin Zheng, Harrow International School, Hong Kong * (playing for China)
39. Rahul Yohhan Kumarasinghe, The Bromfield School, MA, USA
40. Daniel Lu, Great Neck South High School, NY, USA
41. Tristan Meitzler, Glenelg Country School, MD, USA
42. Joshua Joseph, Coppell High School, TX, USA *
43. Martin Brandenburg, Takoma Park Middle School, MD, USA #
44. Alexander Chen, Newark Academy, NJ, USA *
45. Peter Blanchfield, St. Paul Academy, MN, USA
46. Romal Mitr, Quarry Lane School, CA, USA #
47. Virgile Goldberg, Lycée Français de Singapour, Singapore #
48. Anshul Jhingan, NPS International School, Singapore *
49. Maxim Nakhapetian, Zurich International School, Switzerland #
50. Dario DeCosmo, Suffield High School, CT, USA
51. John Phipps, Darien High School, CT, USA * (playing for Argentina)
52. Filip Firlej, Collège André Cobert, France # (playing for Poland)
53. Alex Schmidt, Lehigh Valley Academy, PA, USA
54. Joaquin Padilla, International School Manila, Philippines *
55. Ian Chow, University of Toronto Schools, Canada
56. Manan Bulani, NPS International School, Singapore #
57. Paul Byron, AltSchool, NY, USA #
58. Toby Chan, Fay School, MA, USA # (playing for China)
59. Rajiv Pujara, Hindley Elementary School, CT, USA #
60. Johnny Miri, Holy Family Catholic School, TX, USA #
61. Alexander Fezza, Biotechnology High School, NJ, USA
62. Anoushka Buddhikot, Bridgewater Raritan Middle School, NJ, USA #
63. Leandros Manwaring, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, NJ #
Zachary Rosman, Irvington High School, NY, USA *
65. Alejandro Gabriel D. Espino, International Christian Academy, Philippines *
66. AJ Manning, Bartow IB High School, FL, USA
67. Angus Paterson, Abbey Park High School, Canada

68. Rohil Bhinge, W.T. Woodson High School, VA, USA *
69. Samik Bhinge, Frost Middle School, VA, USA #
70. Harikrishnan Sanil, Troy High School, MI, USA *
71. Tejas Badgujar, Hampton High School, PA, USA
72. Ashvin Tigga, Valley Christian High School, CA, USA *
73. Vishal Sagi, Vandergrift High School, TX, USA *
74. Abhivir Arvind Iyer, Palo Verde Elementary, CA, USA # 29
75. Marcell Maitinsky, Westmount Secondary School, Canada *
76. Pranav Arunandhi, International Academy Okma Campus, MI, USA *
77. Vincent Cheng, Saratoga High School, CA, USA
78. Arun Sundaresan, Harker School, CA, USA *
79. Disha Nistala, Noel Grisham Middle School, TX, USA #
80. Grace Rödsjö, Nord Anglia School Dubai, UAE #
81. Akshath Kandadai, Stratford Sunnyvale Middle School, CA, USA #
82. Trent Hazard Giacalone, Palos Verdes High School, CA, USA *
Samir Mechel, Westmount Secondary School, Canada
84. Connor Oaklander, Saratoga High School, CA, USA *
85. Puja Chopade, Discovery Middle School, AL, USA #
86. Matthew Chambers, Grand Junction High School, CO, USA
87. Srikrishna Darbha, College Station Middle School, TX, USA #
88. Thanuj Komatireddy, Vena Avenue Elementary & Gifted/High-Ability Magnet School, CA, USA #
89. Lee Hao Yang, Prince of Wales Island International School, Malaysia #
90. Sravya Kuchibhotla, Panther Creek High School, NC, USA
91. Samanyu Dixit, Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, NC, USA #
92. Rohan Rao, Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School, MO, USA #
93. Rohan Razdan, Sanford School, DE, USA
94. Sreesa Virinchi, University of Toronto Schools, Canada #
95. Roy Zhu, Boston College High School, MA, USA *
96. Arjun Rishi, Stratford School, St. Joseph, CA, USA #
97. Victor Tong, St. George’s School, Canada *
98. Heeyab Berhane, Holy Spirit Catholic School, MN, USA #
99. Liam Starnes, Barrington High School, IL, USA #
100. Varun Gupta, N.K. Bagrodia Public School – Rohini, India *
101. Neha Chopade, Discovery Middle School, AL, USA #
102. Paul Phanachet, NIST International School, Thailand *
103. Ray Wong, Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan *
104. Sarod Nori, Okemos High School, MI, USA (playing for India)
105. Justin Patrick E. Salazar, Menlo Park Academy, OH, USA #
106. William Hu, University of Toronto Schools, Canada #
107. Arul Banerjea, Lake Middle School, MN, USA #
108. Siddharth Kamannavar, Stratford School, CA, USA #
109. Malhaar Moharir, University of Toronto Schools, Canada
110. Juan Carlo Galo Landayan, Philippine International School – Qatar, Qatar *
111. Renzvic Semacio, Philippine International School – Qatar, Qatar
112. Jonathan Fang, Taipei Fuhsing Private School, Taiwan *
113. Shih-Chia Lee, Pu Tai Senior High School, Taiwan *
114. Brian Kao, Pu Tai Senior High School, Taiwan #
115. Noah Liu, Westlake High School, TX, USA *
116. Andrew Lebowitz, Harvey School, NY, USA *
117. Alastair Thorburn-Vitols, University of Toronto Schools, Canada #
118. I-Lin Simon Lee, Pu Tai Senior High School, Taiwan *
119. Shuan-Lin Chen, Kang Chiao International School #
120. Chih-Hsuan Cheng, Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan #
121. Wesley Zhang, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, USA *
122. Alex Tang, Hewlett High School, NY, USA *
123. Brandon Weiss, Hewlett High School, NY, USA