Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 New Jersey History Bee and Bowl State Championships will be held at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ on Saturday, January 19. This tournament, which typically is the largest regional or state tournament in the country with 70+ teams attending, will run on our B Set of questions, and like all NHBB Varsity and Junior Varsity events, is open to all students, regardless of what state they are from (including all students from outside New Jersey), as long as they have not yet played this set of questions in the 2018-2019 academic year. This tournament does not require prior qualification. For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator at the address listed below. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to Ridgewood in January!

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.


Report from 2017-2018 Academic Year

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2018 New Jersey History Bee and Bowl State Championships at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, NJ on Saturday, January 13. 
Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: High Tech A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Team Low Mountains A

Varsity History Bee: David Oks, The Masters School
Junior Varsity History Bee: Philip Terman, Ridgewood

Thanks to Ms. Amanda Roche for coordinating the hosting arrangements at Ridgewood High School, and thank you as well to the numerous volunteers and staff who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day.



January 19, 2019


627 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ

Question Set



David Madden


David Madden


  • 7:30
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:15
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:35
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:25
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:10
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:50
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:30
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:55
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:25
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:50
    History Bee Round 3
  • 1:10
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 2:15
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:55
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:35
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:35
    History Bowl Round of 32 / JV Octofinals
  • 5:10
    History Bowl Octofinals / JV Quarterfinals
  • 5:50
    History Bowl Quarterfinals / JV Semifinals
  • 6:25
    History Bowl Semifinals / JV Finals
  • 6:55
    History Bowl Finals
  • 7:15


  • 1: Ridgewood A
  • 2: Ridgewood B


  • Ridgewood Historical Society, Ridgewood AM Rotary Club, Ridgewood PM Rotary Club