Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHistory Channel

The National History Bee and Bowl is happy to announce that its 2018 Central Illinois History Bee and Bowl has been rescheduled for March 17th at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, IL, and not the 31st, nor on February 24 as previously noted. This tournament will be held on our B Set of questions. It does not require prior qualification, and is open to all teams and students, including from outside Illinois, as long as they have not yet played B Set. For further information, please contact the Tournament Coordinator, Marshall Mullins, at marshall@historybowl.com. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to Mattoon!

Note: During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Olympiad / International Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions) and the US History Bee. Both exams cost $10 and can be signed up for on the day of the tournament; pre-registration is not required. Students planning on taking one exam are recommended not to leave during the lunch break (they can bring a lunch or have a teammate get lunch for them). Students planning on taking both exams should definitely plan on staying at the school for lunch.

2016-17 Academic Year Champions

Varsity History Bowl: Rochester A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Rochester B

Varsity History Bee: Lucas Denney, Rochester
Junior Varsity History Bee: Sam Staley, Rochester



March 17, 2018


2521 Walnut Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Marshall Mullins


  • 8:15
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:45
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:55
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:25
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:05
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:40
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:20
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:35
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:05
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:30
    History Bee Round 3
  • 12:50
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 1:55
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:30
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:10
    History Bee Finals
  • 3:50
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 4:25
    History Bowl Finals
  • 4:50


  • 1: Mattoon A
  • 2: Mattoon B *
  • 3: East Peoria
  • 4: Rochester
  • 5: Iroquois West
  • 6: Glenwood