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The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 Iowa History Bee and Bowl State Championships will be held at Southview Middle School in Ankeny, IA on Saturday, March 2. **PLEASE NOTE that this tournament is no longer in Waukee!**  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 2018-2019 academic year. To register, please visit this link. 

This tournament will also feature a Middle School Division in the History Bowl, if at least 4 Middle School teams register. During the Bee portion of the day, middle school students can decide to either compete in the JV Division of the National History Bee or compete in the Middle School International Geography Bee Regional Quiz Tournament (which functions like a History Bee, but with Geography-themed questions). The Geography Quiz Tournament is only open to students in 8th grade and younger; students in grade 6 and younger will play in a separate Elementary Division.

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 Ankeny 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 Iowa History Bee and Bowl State Championships at Waukee High School on Saturday, March 3.  Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Waukee
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Ankeny B

Varsity History Bee: Jake Frist, Waukee
Junior Varsity History Bee: Jackson Porter, Ankeny

Thanks to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day, to Morgan McChurch for directing, and to Jay Winter for his help with the hosting arrangements!



March 02, 2019


1020 SW Cherry St, Ankeny, IA 50023

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Jay Winter


  • 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 & Geography Quiz Tournament Opening Meeting
  • 11:35
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament Round 1
  • 12:05
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament Round 2
  • 12:30
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament 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 & Geography Quiz Tournament Finals
  • 3:50
    History Bowl Quarterfinals(Varsity only)
  • 4:25
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 4:50
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:25


  • 1: Waukee A
  • 2: Waukee B
  • 3: Ankeny A
  • 4: Ankeny B *
  • 5: Ames A
  • 6: Ames B
  • 7: Southeast Warren
  • 8: Ankeny Centennial *
  • 9: Chariton
  • 10: West Des Moines Valley *
  • 11: Clarinda A
  • 12: Clarinda B *
  • 13: Clarinda C #
  • 14: Lindsey Homeschool *