The International History Bee and Bowl held its first-ever tournaments in New Zealand on the weekend of 13-14 September, 2014. Thanks to everyone who came and competed at our Christchurch tournament on Saturday and our Auckland tournament on Sunday! A special thank you to Shirley Boys High School and to Auckland International College for hosting our tournaments. Congratulations to our champions:

Auckland Regional History Bowl: Hillcrest High School
Auckland Regional History Bee – Varsity Division: Liam Powell, St. Peter’s College
Auckland Regional History Bee – Junior Varsity Division: Isabella Finan-Jenkin, Homeschool
Auckland Regional History Bee – Middle School Division: Eleanor Pollard, Homeschool

Christchurch Regional History Bowl – Junior Varsity Division: Christchurch Boys’ High School A
Christchurch Regional History Bowl – Middle School Division: Cobham Intermediate School A
Christchurch Regional History Bee – Junior Varsity Division: Tom Hitchman, Christchurch Boys’ High School
Christchurch Regional History Bee – Middle School Division: Hamilton Martin, Cobham Intermediate School

In addition to holding our tournaments, we also visited with six additional schools in the Auckland area on Monday, so we’re looking forward to plenty of additional schools joining us for our tournaments in 2015. We’ll continue to reach out to students and teachers across New Zealand over the coming months as well. For those who qualified, we hope you’ll consider joining us at our Asian Championships in Singapore in June 2015 and the inaugural International History Olympiad in July 2015 in the USA. Thanks again to everyone for taking part and we hope that you had a great time competing and making history yourselves at our inaugural tournaments in New Zealand!

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