Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 Greater Rockford History Bee and Bowl will be held at Belvidere High School in Belvidere, IL on Saturday, March 30. 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 Belvidere 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 Greater Rockford History Bee and Bowl at Belvidere High School in Belvidere, ILon Saturday, March 31. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Team Patriots A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Keith Country Day

Varsity History Bee: Michelle Yang, Homeschool Team
Junior Varsity History Bee: Govind Prabhakar, Team Patriots

Thank you to all the volunteers, with special thanks to Stuart Warner and everyone at Belvidere HS for being awesome hosts, Linda Greene and Luke Wigtil for coming out to read, and Tyler Vaughan for helping me in tournament central. Every tournament I run runs on the awesome support of people like you, and I cannot thank you enough.



March 30, 2019


1500 East Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Brad Fischer


  • 8:15
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:45
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:55
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:30
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:10
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:45
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:25
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:45
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:15
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:40
    History Bee Round 3
  • 1:00
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 2:00
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:35
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:15
    History Bowl Round 6(Varsity)
  • 4:05
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:45
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 5:20
    History Bowl Finals
  • 6:00


  • 1: Belvidere A
  • 2: Belvidere B
  • 3: St. Edward Central Catholic
  • 4: Jefferson A
  • 5: Jefferson B
  • 6: Jefferson C *
  • 7: Jefferson D *
  • 8: Auburn
  • 9: Woodstock *
  • 10: Barrington
  • 11: Team Wheaton Thunder
  • 12: Team Patriots
  • 13: Neuqua Valley A *
  • 14: Neuqua Valley B *
  • 15: Fulton A
  • 16: Fulton B *
  • 17: Stevenson