The 2021 IHBB Europe/Africa/Middle East Championships will be held ONLINE.

IAC is pleased to announce that our Championships will be held using Zoom and an Online Buzzer System. 

History Bowl Championships
The 2020-21 International History Bowl Europe/Africa/Middle East Championships is only open to teams that qualified through 2020-21 Regional Online History Bowl tournaments.

Each team will be limited to no more than 4 players. Teams of 3, 2 or 1 player are allowed. The exact tournament format will be determined after the registration deadline. All teams will be guaranteed at least 5 matches.

History Bee Championships
The 2020-21 International History Bee Europe/Africa/Middle East Championships is only open to students who qualified through 2020-21 Regional Online History Bee tournaments. The History Bee will consists of 4 preliminary rounds. The top students after the preliminary rounds will compete in the semifinal or final rounds. The exact number of students that qualify for the playoff rounds will be determined by the total number of registered players.

Age Divisions
Varsity: August 2004 or earlier
Junior Varsity: September 2004 to August 2006
Middle School: September 2006 or after

Schedule (UTC/GMT +2)
History Bee Championships – June 12 @ 14:00
History Bowl Prelim Rounds – June 13 @ 13:00
History Bowl Playoff Rounds – June 13 @ 17:00

Costs
History Bowl (teams of 3 or 4 players) – 240 USD per team
History Bowl (teams of 2 players) – 180 USD per team
History Bowl (teams of 1 player) – 120 USD per team
History Bee – 50 USD per player
All payments are made through Flywire. Payments made by Wire Transfer will include an additional payment of 35 USD.

History Bee Registration Form

History Bowl Registration Form

Registration Deadline: June 4, 2021
Teams and students that cancel their registration for free prior to the registration deadline. Teams and students dropping after June 4, 2021 owe 100% of their registration fees.

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International Geography Bee of Europe/Africa/Middle East

Schedule (UTC/GMT +2)
Saturday – June 5, 2021 @ 14:00

Costs: 50 USD per player
All payments are made through Flywire. Payments made by Wire Transfer will include an additional payment of 35 USD.

Registration Form

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2021
Teams and students that cancel their registration for free prior to the registration deadline. Students dropping after May 29, 2021 owe 100% of their registration fees.

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Academic Bowl of Europe/Africa/Middle East

Schedule (UTC/GMT +2)
History Bowl Prelim Rounds – June 6 @ 13:00
History Bowl Playoff Rounds – June 6 @ 17:00

Costs
Academic Bowl (teams of 3 or 4 players) – 200 USD per team
Academic Bowl (teams of 2 players) – 150 USD per team
Academic Bowl (teams of 1 player) – 100 USD per team

All payments are made through Flywire. Payments made by Wire Transfer will include an additional payment of 35 USD.

Registration Form

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2021
Teams and students that cancel their registration for free prior to the registration deadline. Students dropping after June 26, 2021 owe 100% of their registration fees.

 

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Report from the 2019 IHBB Europe Championships
The International History Bee and Bowl held its eighth annual European Championships at the International School of Paris on 24-26 May, 2019. Many thanks to ISP for hosting and to Ms. Genevieve McHoes for coordinating the hosting arrangements. Thanks to all who competed, staffed, and came to cheer on the competing students.  Full statistics are available here for the history competitions except for the History Bee Qualifying Round, whose stats are available here. Congratulations to our champions!

1. 2019 International History Bowl – European Championships
Champions:
Varsity – Hockerill Angl0-European College, England
Junior Varsity – Eton College C, England
Middle School – QSI International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2. 2019 International History Bee – European Championships
Champions:
Varsity – Juan Carlo Landayan, Qatar Academy Sidra, Qatar
Junior Varsity – Ido Kons, Reali School, Israel
Middle School – Filip Firlej, Collège André Corbet, France

3. 2019 International Geography Bee – European Championships
Champions:
Varsity – Adam Wilson, Hockerill Anglo-European College, England
Junior Varsity – Artus Wolfensberger, Collège du Léman, Switzerland
Middle School – Nathan Nicholas, Zurich International School, Switzerland

4. 2019 Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Europe
Champions:
Adult Division – John Dugan, Qatar Academy Sidra, Qatar
Varsity Division – Juan Carlo Landayan, Qatar Academy Sidra, Qatar
Junior Varsity Divisions – Yannick Neuffer, SIS Basel, Switzerland
Middle School – Matej Gavorik, SIS Basel, Switzerland

5. 2019 Academic Bowl of Europe
Champions:
Varsity and Junior Varsity – SIS Basel, Switzerland
Middle School – Zurich International School, Switzerland

6. 2019 History Bee of Versailles (a side event held in the Versailles palace gardens featuring questions on the history of France)
Champions:
Varsity – Pierre Achache, École Jeannine Manuel, France
Junior Varsity – Jeffrey Aroulanda, École Jeannine Manuel, France
Middle School – Marina Avilova, QSI International School of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Description of the 2019 European Championships Weekend

Friday
In the morning, we will visit the magnificent palace of Versailles, come bright and early if interested – we’ll meet at Versailles at 9:30. We’ll have a relatively early lunch, then have a special competition for all who are interested: The History Bee of Versailles! We will play with our battery-operated buzzers in a friendly tournament free for all participants which focuses on the history of France.
Those who are interested can then come with us to (or meet us at) IS Paris for the fourth annual Academic Bowl of Europe. No qualification is required! See prior European Championships’ question sets (listed under International Academic Bowl) for sample questions from this all-subject team quiz bowl competition. Rounds will feature 3 parts. In the first part, there will be 7 tossup questions and 7 3-question bonuses within the same academic discipline as the tossup (but not as directly related as History Bowl bonuses work). All bonus parts will bounce back, so the team that didn’t get the tossup will have a chance at them (unless neither team gets the tossup, in which case, the bonuses aren’t read). Each tossup question has 2 levels of power – for 20 and 10 points; incorrect answers do not lead to negative points. In the second part, there will be 4 60 second round choices (one each from literature, science, history/geography, and fine arts or religion/mythology). These will follow the usual IHBB 60 second round rules. The third part of the match works exactly like the first.
In the evening, after the Academic Bowl concludes, those who wish to join us for dinner can make reservations at a restaurant in Paris (location TBD).

Saturday
Saturday will begin with our annual Sports and Entertainment History Bee, open to all students (and coaches and parents and family members in the Open Division!) No qualification is required – sample questions may be found here. In the mid-morning, we will transition from popular culture to geography with the preliminary rounds of the International Geography Bee European Championships. We will then have lunch, during which time, students who are present with their teams at the European Championships, but who have not yet qualified for the IHBB Europe History Bee Championships, may compete in our History Bee Qualifier. The qualifier consists of one round – students finishing in the top half in their division then can compete in the History Bee Championships. Students who do not qualify can compete in the IHBB Europe History Open Bee, which runs concurrently.
After the Qualifier concludes, we will run the final rounds of the Sports and Entertainment History Bee and the International Geography Bee, followed by the Opening Meeting and four preliminary rounds of the IHBB European History Bee Championships. The Championships will likely have a two-stage playoff in each age division, though this depends on the number of students competing.

Sunday
Sunday is the day of the IHBB European History Bowl Championships! Five rounds of preliminaries and three rounds of playoffs will be contested. We will finish by no later than 16:00. If you are planning on returning home that evening, any train out of Paris at 17:00 or later or flight out of Paris Orly at 18:30 or Paris Charles de Gaulle at 18:45 or later should be fine. If your desired flight or train leaves prior to that, contact us, and we’ll let you know whether it might make sense to book it or not.

Prizes
Students who win their age division at either the 2019 or 2020 International Geography Bee European Championships receive a reduction of $150 USD in entry fees to the 2020 International Geography Bee World Championships. This is now cumulative over the two years, however, if a student wins in both years.

Students who win their age division in the History Bee either the 2019 or 2020 IHBB European Championships receive a reduction of $150 USD in entry fees to the 2020 International History Olympiad. Students on a champion History Bowl in any age division receive a reduction in $100 USD in entry fees. These discounts are now cumulative over the two years and they can be combined (the maximum History Olympiad discount is thus $500).

For all questions on the IHBB and IGB European Championships, please contact Mrs Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@iacompetitions.com

Academic Bowl Teams
1. International School of Paris A
2. International School of Paris B *
3. International School of Paris C #
4. St John’s College *
5. Zurich International School #
6. Collège André Corbet #
7. Black Forest Academy #
8. Ecole Jeannine Manuel A
9. Ecole Jeannine Manuel B *
10. SIS Basel