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The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2018 Boston Area Fall History Bee and Bowl will be held at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, MA on Saturday, November 17. This tournament will run on our C Set of questions, and like all NHBB Varsity and Junior Varsity events, is open to all students, regardless of what state they are from, as long as they have not yet played this set of questions in the 2018-2019 academic year. To register, please visit this link.  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 Salem in December!

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: The schedule as listed below is considered tentative until registration opens, and thereafter, may still be subject to slight changes based on turnout until registration closes, at which point it will be confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator.

Report from 2017-2018 Academic Year

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2017 Boston Area Fall History Bee and Bowl at Salem Academy Charter School in Salem, MA on Saturday, November 18.  Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Boston Latin School

Varsity History Bee: N Weiske, Boston Latin
Junior Varsity History Bee: Christy Jestin, Boston Latin

Thank you to the 7 teams who attended, and to Matthew Chuchul for both directing the tournament and coordinating the hosting arrangements!  Thank you as well to those who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day.



November 17, 2018


45 Congress St, Salem, MA 01970

Question Set



Michael Borecki


Michael Borecki


  • 8:15
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:45
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 9:00
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:40
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:20
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 11:00
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:35
    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
  • 2:10
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:45
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:20
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:00
    History Bowl Quarterfinals/JV Round 6
  • 4:35
    History Bowl Semifinals/JV Finals (if necessary)
  • 5:00
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:25


  • 1: Salem Academy A
  • 2: Salem Academy B
  • 3: Salem Academy C
  • 4: St. Raphael Academy *
  • 5: Tantasqua Regional
  • 6: Bromfield School A
  • 7: Lexington A
  • 8: Lexington B *
  • 9: Lexington C *
  • 10: Quincy
  • 11: St. Johns Prep
  • 12: Boston Latin