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The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 Central Illinois History Bee and Bowl will be held at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, IL on Saturday, March 16. This tournament 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, 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 Mattoon in March!

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.

Tournament Report from the 2017-2018 academic year

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2018 Central Illinois History Bee and Bowl at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, IL on Saturday, March 17. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: East Peoria
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Mattoon B

Varsity History Bee: Jeremy Knoll, Glenwood
Junior Varsity History Bee: Ethan Klein, East Peoria

Thanks to Mr. Brendan Aydt for coordinating the hosting arrangements at Mattoon High School, and thank you as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day!



March 16, 2019


2521 Walnut Ave, Mattoon, IL 61938

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Marshall Mullins


  • 8:15
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:45
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:55
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:25
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:05
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:40
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:20
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:35
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:05
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:30
    History Bee Round 3
  • 12:50
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 1:55
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:30
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:10
    History Bee Finals
  • 3:50
    History Bowl Quarterfinals/JV Finals
  • 4:25
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 4:50
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:20


  • 1: Mattoon A
  • 2: Mattoon B *
  • 3: Lincoln
  • 4: Glenwood A
  • 5: Glenwood B
  • 6: Glenwood C
  • 7: Glenwood D
  • 8: Teutopolis
  • 9: Team Snake Farm
  • 10: Rochester
  • 11: Centennial A
  • 12: Centennial B *