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The 2017 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee’s Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions will be held on Friday, April 21 from 8:45pm-10:45pm at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA in conjunction with our Junior Varsity and Varsity National Championships.  The cost is $20 and both are open to all students in 12th grade and younger – participation in any of the other National Championships events is not required. There is a separate JV and Varsity division in each (11th and 12th grades compete as Varsity; all others as JV – playing in Varsity if you are younger is not allowed).

For 2017, the Sports and Entertainment Bee will feature 2 preliminary rounds of (Edit 4/7/17) 40 questions each. Both the JV and Varsity Divisions are capped at 50 players. Students competing in the International Geography Bee are not allowed to compete, as the IGB finals will run concurrently. For 2017, the Sports and Entertainment Bee will NOT be broken into separate two separate competitions with one on Sports and one on Entertainment, but rather will feature both Sports and Entertainment in roughly equal amounts.

The rules of the National Sports History Bee and National Entertainment History Bee in the prelims are mostly the same as the rules for National History Bee, except the Sports & Entertainment rounds (there are 2 prelims) have 40 questions, not 30 or 35. The bonus point system may be different though. Further details will be posted here shortly.

Question Distribution for the 2017 Varsity & Junior Varsity National Sports and Entertainment History Bee:

Please access this file to see a distribution of the categories of the questions that will be used.



2015 Sports & Entertainment Bee Nationals Question Sets

2014 National Sports & Entertainment History Bee Packets