• Welcome to the Australia & New Zealand Division of The International History Bee & Bowl!

    The International History Bee and Bowl are two history quiz competitions which are held around the world. The Bee is for individual students; the Bowl is for teams. This website has all the details on our tournaments for students in Australia and New Zealand.

    For the 2019 school year, we are planning on running both the Bee and Bowl at 3 regional tournament sites throughout Australia and New Zealand. The top students and teams also qualify for the 2020 International History Olympiad which we oversee as well.

    Please explore the site to learn more about how our tournaments work and how you and your school can get involved. If you have any questions, email our Executive Director, Mrs Nolwenn Madden at nolwenn@iacompetitions.com.

    Thanks for your interest in The International History Bee and Bowl. We hope to see you at a tournament soon!

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News & Announcements

The International History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce its schedule of events for Australia and New Zealand for September 2017! Tournaments that have been scheduled are listed with a green dot on the map. Once a tournament has been scheduled, it can be registered for here while costs  [ Read More ]

IHBB is delighted to announce the launch of The International Geography Bee, a new worldwide geography quiz competition for primary and secondary school students! The Australia and New Zealand Division of the IGB consists of the Australia and New Zealand Championships Qualifying Exam and the Australia and New Zealand Championships. Within the  [ Read More ]

IHBB held its annual South Australia History Bee and Bowl on 12 September at Pulteney Grammar School in Adelaide, with over 60 students on 16 teams competing in our largest tournament in the region this year! Many thanks to Ms. Wendy Stewart and Pulteney Grammar School for hosting our competition  [ Read More ]

IHBB is back in the antipodes, with our 2016 Auckland History Bee and Bowl having been held on 3 September at Auckland International College! The tournament was marked with many competitive matches, with the Bowl titles being won by St. Peter’s College in the Varsity and Hillcrest High School in  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that as of the 2016 school year, the Australian and New Zealand Divisions have been combined into a single Australian and New Zealand Division, for which we are planning on holding the first-ever championship tournament in late 2016 as well.  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce its second year of history quiz tournaments in Australia! We anticipate holding four tournaments in October 2015 – three like last year, in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, and for the first time, one in Western Australia. Schools from  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce its second year of history quiz tournaments in New Zealand! We anticipate once again holding two tournaments – one in Auckland and one in Christchurch – both in October 2015. Schools from throughout New Zealand are welcome to compete at  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl’s Executive Directors, David and Nolwenn Madden, will be visiting schools in Western Australia, South Australia, and New South Wales from 16-26 February. We’re eager to meet with history teachers and students, and look forward to spreading the word about our upcoming regional tournaments in  [ Read More ]

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  [ Read More ]

The International History Bee and Bowl has finished its first year of Regional tournaments in Australia! Our three regional tournaments ran throughout the week of 8-11 September in New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria – congratulations to our inaugural year champions: New South Wales Junior Varsity History Bowl: Kingswood  [ Read More ]