The 2023 International Academic Competitions European Championships

Featuring the International History Bowl, International Academic Bowl, International History Bee, International Geography Bee, and International Science Bee

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that its twelfth European Championships will be held on Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain! Barcelona has long been one of Europe’s top destinations, and we look forward to a great weekend. Many thanks to Michelle Schuler and BFIS for hosting our European Championships on the Iberian Peninsula for the first time!

General information for the 2023 International Academic Competitions European Championships Weekend

1. Registration
Registration for the 2023 International Academic Competitions European Championships will open in February 2023 once the first regional tournaments have been held.

2. Costs
The costs of the events of the weekend, as well as refund, late fee, and other payment policies are listed here.

3. Visas
If you need help in obtaining letters to apply for a visa to attend the competition, please email david@iacompetitions.com to begin this process.

4. Recommended Hotels
(Note: It is not required to stay at any of these places, but they are all within walking distance of Benjamin Franklin International School)
Catalonia Mikado
– 15 minute walk (1 km)
Ikonik Angli– 8 minute walk (0.6 km)
Tres Torres Atiram Hotel
– 20 minute walk (1.4 km)
Vilana Hotel– 16 minute walk (1.2 km)

Schedule of events for the 2023 International Academic Competitions European Championships Weekend

Friday – June 9

International Academic Bowl European Championships
3:00 Doors Open
3:15 Opening Meeting
3:30 Round 1
4:05 Round 2
4:40 Round 3
5:15 Round 4
5:50 Round 5 – Semifinals
6:30 Round 6 – Finals
7:00 Awards / End
7:30 Group Dinner – Location TBD

Saturday – June 10

International Science Bee European Championships 
9:00am Check-in Begins
9:10 Opening Meeting
9:20 Round 1
9:50 Round 2
10:20 Round 3
10:55 Finals
11:30 Awards / Snack Break

International Geography Bee European Championships
11:20am Check-in Begins
11:40 Opening Meeting
11:50 Round 1
12:20 Round 2
12:50 Round 3
1:45 Finals
2:25 Awards / Pizza Lunch

International History Bee European Championships
2:30 Check-in Begins
3:10 Opening Meeting
3:25 Round 1
4:00 Round 2
4:30 Round 3
5:00 Round 4
5:50 Finals
6:20 Awards
6:30 End

Sunday – June 11

International History Bowl European Championships
8:00am Doors Open, Check-in Begins
8:30 Please Arrive by this Time!
8:40 Opening Meeting
9:00 Bowl Round 1
9:40 Bowl Round 2
10:20 Bowl Round 3
11:00 Bowl Round 4
11:40 Bowl Round 5
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Quarterfinals
1:40 Semifinals
2:15 Finals / 3rd Place Game
2:50 Awards
3:00 End

The main Barcelona airport (El Prat) is a 10-15 minute car ride from the school. Please do not book flights back that leave prior to 4:30pm if you are competing in the History Bowl – if the only option is before that, please contact Mr David Madden at david@iacompetitions.com for advice. Certain age divisions may conclude their awards by 2:15, in which case a 4pm departure time would work. Please contact david@iacompetitions.com for all other questions on the European Championships as well.

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The 2022 International History Bee and Bowl European Championships
Presented by International Academic Competitions

International Academic Competitions held its eleventh annual European Championships at the Swiss International School in Basel on 27-29 May, 2022. Many thanks to SIS Basel for offering to host us and to Mr. Grayson McCready for coordinating the hosting arrangements.

This event was marked by IAC’s first ever Trinational Bee – a tournament making use of Basel’s unique geographic location. The participants played its three rounds outdoors, in Switzerland, France and Germany consecutively.

Our new European Champions for the 2022 History, Geography and Sports and Entertainment Bees are: Eli Bertuccioli (Varsity Champion – Geography Bee and History Bee), Gabriel Unglert (Junior Varsity Champion – Geography Bee), Huzair Khan (Middle School Champion – Geography Bee), Cedric Griessinger Taubitz (Senior Champion – Sports and Entertainment Bee), Austin Yau (Junior Champion – Sports and Entertainment Bee), Thomas Hampton (Junior Varsity Champion – History Bee), Ilya Rudnitskiy (Middle School Chanpion – History Bee). 

The victorious teams of the 2022 International History Bowl European Championships are: Ecole Jeannine Manuel – France (Varsity), St. Stephen’s School Rome B – Italy (Junior Varsity) and Dunya School Baku A – Azerbaijan (Middle School). Congratulations to all participants for their outstanding performances! 

All scores and final results can be found in the Results section.