The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2020 Capital Region History Bee and Bowl Championships will be held at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD on *SUNDAY*, March 1.   This tournament will run on our A 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 2019-2020 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 Ellicott City in March!

Note 1: During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Championships / International Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions), the US History Bee, the National Political Science Bee, and the National Science Bee. All 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 at the address listed below.

Note 3: This tournament will have a middle school division in the History Bowl. During the History Bee rounds, middle school students are welcome to participate in the Junior Varsity Division of the History Bee or to compete in an International Geography Bee Regional Quiz Tournament. This tournament will have also have Middle School and Elementary divisions in the History Bee. However, the Middle School and Elementary History Bees at this tournament do not qualify students for the official Middle and Elementary School National History Bee (further details on how to compete in that are at


2018-2019 Academic Year Tournament Report

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2019 Capital Region History Bee and Bowl Championships at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, MD on Saturday, March 2. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Richard Montgomery A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Centennial A

Varsity History Bee: Fred Zhang, Thomas Jefferson HSST
Junior Varsity History Bee: Abhinav Karthikeyan, Richard Montgomery

8th Grade History Bee: Andrew Shi, Cooper MS
7th Grade History Bee: Anurag Sodhi, Burleigh Manor MS
6th Grade History Bee: Claire Wang, Burleigh Manor MS
5th Grade and Younger History Bee: Brad Cao, Centennial Lane ES

Thanks to the teams who attended, and thanks as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day. Special thanks to Eric and Sara Seifter, who coordinated the hosting arrangements at Centennial and directed the tournament!