International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that this Fall, Canadian students have the unique opportunity to take part in several Team Competitions in the form of Online Team vs. Team Leagues and Online Bee Leagues.

The Registration Form for Fall Team vs. Team League (paying by transfer)

The Registration Form for Fall Online Bee Leagues (paying by card) (paying by transfer)

Details of History Team vs. Team League Play

Organization

The Canadian Fall Team vs. Team League will begin play on Saturday October 24th, 2020 and will end on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Registration will close on Sunday, October 11th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Teams can be composed of up to six players, with only four playing at a time. Players must attend the same school for the 2020-2021 school year.

The League will have a soft cap of 48 teams; if the soft cap is exceeded, the teams will be as evenly split as possible into 2 or more geographical sub-divisions. All matches will take place at noon Eastern Time.

For Preliminary Rounds, teams will be seeded into 6-team pools by geography. They will play 5 prelim games in these pools (the first game on Week 1, second and third games on Week 2, and fourth and fifth games on Week 3).

For Playoffs, all teams will be ranked by wins, then points. The top third of teams rounded up to the nearest even number will be placed in the Fall League Upper Bracket. The middle third goes in the Fall League Middle Bracket, and the lower third will be placed in the Fall League Lower Bracket. Octo-finals (as needed) and Quarter-finals will be played on Week 4 and Semi-finals and Finals will be played on Week 5.

Please note all bowl matches will be played following normal IHBB rules, with a modified third quarter where every lightning round question is played like a bonus question. They will also use the Zoom platform and an online buzzer system.

Divisions:
Varsity: Oldest team member in 11th or 12th grade (CEGEP 1 in Québec)
Junior Varsity: Oldest team member in 9th-10th grade
Middle School: All team members in 8th grade or younger

Canadian Championships Qualification

This Fall League qualifies teams for the 2021 Canadian Championships History Bowl. All teams in the upper brackets qualify for Championships. Middle bracket teams qualify for Nationals by winning half their prelim games or winning a game in bracket play. Lower bracket teams qualify for Canadian Championships by winning half their prelim games or by being the champion of the lower bracket (i.e., winning all their playoff games).

Awards

In all leagues, the top 4 teams in the upper bracket will receive awards, with the upper bracket winner being called the Fall League Canadian Division Champion. Awards will also be given to the winners of the middle and lower brackets.

Cost

Team vs. Team League registrations will cost 100USD ( per team, with the opportunity for a 36USD discount for teams that provide moderators (who would read for other teams, not their own, and subject to IAC’s discretion and approval).

Registration

Details of World History Bee Online League

The World History Bee will begin play on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 and will end on Thursday, November 12th, 2020. Registration will close on Sunday, October 18th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Questions used will largely mirror those of a normal Beta Set Bee, but with less of a focus on US History. Matches will be played on Thursday evenings at 7pm Eastern.

Students in North America will play against each other in a North American League, with an Asian and a European League playing at the same time.

Divisions:
Varsity: Students in 11th or 12th grade (CEGEP 1 in Québec)
Junior Varsity: Students in 9th or 10th grade
Middle School: Students in 8th grade or younger

Please note, there is no official Middle School Division on the form. Should there be enough interest, all students who marked “Middle Schooler playing in JV” will form a separate Middle School Division.

Canadian Championships Qualification

The top 60% of students from each country (Canada, US, and Mexico), according to prelim rank and, in each age division will qualify for the International History Bee at the Canadian Championships and the top 30% to the next International History Olympiad.

Awards

The top 3 students, based on the final results, in each age division will receive medals shipped to them after the event concludes.

Cost

World History Bee League Registrations will cost 30USD per student. Payments can be made in the form of a check or online with a credit card. The Registration forms can be found here.

Details of International Geography Bee Online League

The International Geography Bee will begin play on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 and will end on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020. Registration will close on Sunday, October 18th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Matches will be played on Wednesday evenings at 7pm Eastern. There will be three guaranteed prelim rounds of 30 questions on Weeks 1, 2 and 3. Semi-Finals (if needed) will be played on Week 4 and Finals on Week 5.

Divisions:
Varsity: Students in 11th or 12th grade (CEGEP 1 in Québec)
Junior Varsity: Students in 9th or 10th grade
Middle School: Students in 8th grade or younger

Please note, there is no official Middle School Division on the form. Should there be enough interest, all students who marked “Middle Schooler playing in JV” will form a separate Middle School Division.

Canadian Championships Qualification

The top 60% of students from each country (Canada, US, and Mexico), according to prelim rank and, in each age division will qualify for the International Geography Bee at the Canadian Championships and the top 30% to the International Geography Bee World Championships. This qualification method is in addition to the qualification exam, which will still be offered.

Awards

The top 3 students, based on the final results, in each age division will receive medals shipped to them after the event concludes.

Cost

Geography Bee League Registrations will cost 30USD per student. Payments can be made in the form of a check or online with a credit card. The Registration Form can be found here.

 

All questions should be directed at league@iacompetitions.com.