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The inaugural International Geography Bee World Championships will be held on July 11-17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany with events being held at the John F. Kennedy School 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! 

A preliminary draft of the schedule of events for the 2018 International Geography Bee World Championships has now been posted here. We have expanded upon the original idea for IGB Worlds to create a unique, multi-faceted program of events, taking full advantage of our location in one of the world’s great cities. We can confirm that all of the competitions listed in this draft will take place, though we reserve the right to rearrange the order if needed. Sightseeing plans are subject to change, but the final sightseeing arrangements will strongly resemble what is shown here on the schedule. Additionally, we will be making arrangements for the Closing Ceremonies, Guest Speakers, and Special Events on a continual basis from now through Spring 2018. Schedule drafts will be updated as further arrangements are finalized.

Additional information (including where students will stay, costs, event descriptions, logistics, and more) will be posted on a continuous basis from now through Spring 2018. Note the following though:
1. In contrast with the International History Olympiad, all competition events on the IGB World Championships calendar are mandatory for all competing students.
2. 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. This list will be updated continually through the end of June 2018. Last updated on March 16, 2018.

no * or # = Varsity
* = Junior Varsity
# = Middle School

1. Dhruv Nistala, Westwood High School, TX, USA *
2. Anita Shanker, Mountain Lakes High School, NJ, USA
3. Jonah Leibu, The York School, Canada *
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. Ram Gindzin, Forest Hills Central School, MI, 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. Nishita Belur, Challenger Strawberry Park, CA, USA *
17. Ved Muthusamy, Hillside Middle School, MI, USA #
18. Anabel Mellinger, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Switzerland *
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. Ramudi Samarasekera, Elizabeth Moir School, Sri Lanka
28. Lucy Chae, Newton South High School, MA, USA *
29. Dillon George, Glenelg Country School, MD, USA *
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 * (playing for China)
34. William Yang, Urbana High School, MD, USA *
35. Ahilan Eraniyan, Homeschool, CA, USA #
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. Daniel Yang, Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan
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 #
53. Alex Schmidt, Lehigh Valley Academy, PA, USA
54. Joaquin Padilla, International School Manila, Philippines *
55. Ritwik Bose, Ridgefield High School, CT, USA *
56. Ian Chow, University of Toronto Schools, Canada
57. Manan Bulani, NPS International School, Singapore #
58. Paul Byron, AltSchool, NY, USA #
59. Toby Chan, Shanghai High School International Division, China *
60. Rajiv Pujara, Hindley Elementary School, CT, USA #
61. Johnny Miri, Holy Family Catholic School, TX, USA #
62. Alexander Fezza, Biotechnology High School, NJ, USA
63. Anoushka Buddhikot, Bridgewater Raritan Middle School, NJ, USA #
64. Alejandro Lim, The Westminster Schools, GA, USA