Welcome to 2018-2019: IHBB Europe’s 8th Year!

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2019 IHBB European Championships to be held in Paris on 24-26 May!

For its eighth annual European Championships, International Academic Competitions is delighted to return to the site of its second championships back in 2013; the International School of Paris! From 24-26 May, we will contest six different competitions and also take an excursion to the palace of Versailles on Friday morning. There our first competition will take place that afternoon, with our History Bee of Versailles – a competition entirely on French history played outside the most august surroundings in all France (or perhaps all Europe). Later that afternoon we will hold the Academic Bowl of Europe, with our annual Sports and Entertainment Bee and International Geography Bee European Championships to follow on Saturday morning. Afterwards, our International History Bee European Championships will take place on Saturday afternoon and early evening, and our International History Bowl European Championships will then conclude the weekend and take place on Sunday. Registration is now open here and will run through May 16 for all events. We hope you and your team will be able to join us! Full details are available here.

Prior Updates

Welcome to a New Competition Year of IHBB Europe!

(12 September, 2018) International Academic Competitions is delighted to begin its eighth year of holding International History Bee and Bowl history quiz tournaments for students and school teams throughout Europe! Our competition season will then conclude with our 8th annual European Championships, to be held on the final weekend of May 2019. It promises to be an exciting year, and we hope that you and your school can be a part of it! Please contact us at nolwenn@iacompetitions.com with any further questions, and best of luck to you and your team!


Congratulations to our 2018 IHBB European Champions!

(11 June, 2018) The International History Bee and Bowl held its seventh annual European Championships in Prague on 8-10 June, 2018, with Novy PORG as the host venue for all competitions aside from the History Bee of Bohemia (which was played on questions on the history of the Czech Republic outside in Prague’s Old Town Square and on the historic Charles Bridge!). Thanks to Mr. Zach Barnes of Novy PORG for coordinating the hosting arrangements and to everyone who came and played or assisted with the tournament. Congratulations to our many champions and we look forward to seeing all teams and students back in 2018-2019 for IHBB’s eighth year! We’ll likely be adding a few additional regional tournaments, and we will be posting information on our 2019 European Championships in this spot as soon as the dates and venue are secured. We’re also looking forward to the 2018 International History Olympiad in Berlin this summer as well! Have a great summer, and we’ll see you next competition year!

2018 IHBB and IGB European Champions
Varsity History Bowl: Intl. School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland
Varsity History Bee: Chris Thorn, Eton College, England
Varsity International Geography Bee: Chris Thorn, Eton College, England

Junior Varsity History Bowl: The British School, Warsaw, Poland
Junior Varsity History Bee: Marek Siciniski, The British School, Warsaw, Poland
Junior Varsity International Geography Bee: Yannick Neuffer, SIS Basel, Switzerland

Middle School History Bowl: Collège André Corbet, France
Middle School History Bee: Pedro Orduz, Intl. School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland
Middle School International Geography Bee: Maxim Nakhapetian, Zurich International School, Switzerland

Champions from the Sports & Entertainment History Bee, History Bee of Bohemia, and Academic Bowl of Europe can be found on the main championships page here.