Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHistory Channel

The National History Bee and Bowl is happy to announce that the 2018 West Virginia Winter History Bee and Bowl has been rescheduled and is now on March 17, instead of January 13, which was cancelled due to weather.  The tournament will once again take place at Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV.

This tournament will run on B Set and is open to all students and teams, including those not from West Virginia, as long as they have not played B Set this academic year. For further details and questions, please contact the Tournament Coordinator, Marshall Mullins, at marshall@historybowl.com. Thanks, and we hope that you and your team will be able to join us in Parkersburg in March!

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: George Washington High School
Junior Varsity History Bowl: John Adams Middle School A

Varsity History Bee: William Critchfield, Danville High School
Junior Varsity History Bee: Walker Combs, George Washington High School (who set a new all-time JV prelim points record with 41 pts!)



March 17, 2018


2101 Dudley Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Nick Brumfield


  • 8:45
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 9:15
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 9:25
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:55
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:30
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 11:05
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:40
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 12:00
    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
  • 2:20
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:55
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:35
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:20
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 4:55
    History Bowl Finals


  • 1: Parkersburg A
  • 2: Parkersburg B
  • 3: Nitro
  • 4: John Adams Middle *
  • 5: George Washington
  • 6: Ripley A
  • 7: Ripley B *