asiaIHBB has organized tournaments in Asia since 2012, and inaugurated its Asian Championships in Hong Kong in June 2014. As of the spring of 2016, we have held tournaments in China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Nepal, and the United Arab Emirates. In 2015, we also inaugurated the Geography Bee of Asia at our Asian Championships and held the Sports and Entertainment History Bee of Asia as a side event at the championships as well. At the 2016 Asian Championships, 23 teams also competed in the inaugural all-subject (i.e. not just history) Academic Bowl of Asia as well. In the future, we anticipate expanding further throughout Asia as time permits.

To see IHBB’s Asian Division homepage, visit www.ihbbasia.com

Our current Asian champions from the 2016 Asian Championships, held in June 2016 at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Thailand are:

Varsity History Bowl – Concordian International School, Bangkok
Junior Varsity History Bowl – NPS International School, Singapore
Middle School History Bowl – Shanghai High School, International Division

Varsity History Bee – Sirapong Kancvalskul, Concordian International School, Bangkok
Junior Varsity History Bee – Priyankar Kandarpa, NPS International School, Singapore
Middle School History Bee – Wesley Zhang, High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, Beijing

Champions of the Geography Bee of Asia
Varsity: Sirapong Kancvalskul, Concordian International School, Bangkok
Junior Varsity: Vijay Siddharth, NPS International School, Singapore
Middle School: Wesley Zhang, High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, Beijing

Champions of the Sports & Entertainment History Bee of Asia
Open: Mark Rosauer, India International School in Japan, Tokyo
Varsity: Frankie Singer, KAIS International School, Tokyo
Junior Varsity: Chansol Park, Shanghai American School – Puyi Campus
Middle School: Dev Belliappa, Overseas Family School, Singapore

Champions of the Academic Bowl
of Asia
Varsity: Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Yongin, South Korea
Junior Varsity: NPS International School, Singapore
Middle School: Shanghai High School, International Division