The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2020 Illinois History Bee and Bowl State Championships will be held at Lincoln Community High School in Lincoln, IL on Saturday, April 4.   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 Lincoln in April!

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. There is no separate division of the History Bee at this tournament for middle school students; middle school students interested in competing in the National History Bee’s Middle School Division should register for this at www.nationalhistorybee.com

Tournament Report
The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2019 Illinois History Bee and Bowl State Championships at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL on Saturday, February 2. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Stevenson A
Varsity History Bee: Govind Prabhakar, Stevenson
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Stevenson C
Junior Varsity History Bee: Arjun Nageswaran, Stevenson
Middle School History Bowl: Team Berning Eagles
Middle School Geography Bee: Henry Kauke, St. Raymond

Thanks to the teams who attended, and thanks as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day. Special thanks to Denise Kreb, who coordinated the hosting arrangements at Loyola, and to Brad Fischer, who directed the tournament!