Schedule of Events – 2020 International Academic Competitions – Varsity & Junior Varsity US National Championships

Thursday, April 23

NOTE: After Round 1, National Political Science Bee round start times are approximate! We will start the next round as soon as all games in a particular flight of matches are done.

Time Event Location
4:30pm-10:00pm Help Desk & Souvenir Stand Open Desk outside Grand Ballroom
5:15pm-5:50pm National Political Science Bee Preliminary Round 1 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
5:50pm-6:25pm National Political Science Bee Preliminary Round 2 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
6:25pm-6:55pm National Political Science Bee Preliminary Round 3 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner Seminars With Guest Presenters Ballrooms & Breakout rooms
8:30pm-9:15pm Presidential Classroom Alumni Reception Pentagon Room
8:45pm-9:20pm National Political Science Bee Semifinal Round Ballrooms & Breakout rooms
9:20pm-9:50pm National Political Science Bee Final Round Ballrooms & Breakout rooms
9:50pm-10:00pm National Political Science Bee Awards Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4


Friday, April 24

NOTE: After Round 1, US History Bee, Intl. Geography Bee, National Science Bee & National Sports & Entertainment Bee round start times are approximate! We will start the next round as soon as all games in a particular flight of matches are done.

Time Event Location
All Day Help Desk & Souvenir Stand Open Desk outside Grand Ballroom
7:15am US History Bee Staff Meeting Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
8:00am-8:35am US History Bee Round 1 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
8:35am-9:10am US History Bee Round 2 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
9:10am-9:45am US History Bee Round 3 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
9:45am-10:20am US History Bee Round 4 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
10:20am-10:55am US History Bee Round 5 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
10:55am-11:25am US History Bee Round 6 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
After Rd. 6 Lunch (not provided by NHBB/USGC); USGC students to rooms at 12:30!
11:50am US Geography Championships Staff Meeting Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
12:30pm-1:45pm US Geography Championships Exams Part 1 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
1:55pm-3:10pm US Geography Championships Exams Part 2 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
3:10pm-3:25pm US History Bee Playoffs Staff Meeting Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
3:20pm-3:30pm US History Bee Playoff Students to Rooms Gamerooms, suites, etc.
3:30pm-4:05pm US History Bee Varsity Quarterfinals, JV Semis Gamerooms, suites, etc.
4:05pm-4:45pm US History Bee Varsity Semifinals, JV Finals Gamerooms, suites, etc.
4:20pm Intl. Geography Bee Staff Meeting Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
5:05pm-5:40pm Intl. Geography Bee US National Championships Rd. 1 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
5:40pm-6:15pm Intl. Geography Bee US National Championships Rd. 2 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
6:15pm-6:45pm Intl. Geography Bee US National Championships Rd. 3 Gamerooms, suites, etc.
7:05pm-8:00pm Opening Ceremonies Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
7:35pm-7:55pm US History Bee Varsity Final Match Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
8:00pm Sports & Entertainment Bee, Sci. Bee, & IGB students and staff leave Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
8:20pm-8:55pm National Sports & Entertainment History Bee Rd. 1 Ballroom Spaces & Suites
8:20pm-8:55pm National Science Bee Rd. 1 Ballroom Spaces & Suites
8:20pm-8:55pm Intl. Geography Bee Semifinals Ballroom Spaces & Suites
8:55pm-9:30pm National Sports & Entertainment History Bee Rd. 2 Ballroom Spaces & Suites
8:55pm-9:30pm National Science Bee Rd. 2 Ballroom Spaces & Suites
8:55pm-9:30pm Intl. Geography Bee Finals Ballroom Spaces & Suites
9:30pm-10:05pm National Science Bee Rd. 3 Ballroom Spaces & Suites
9:30pm-9:40pm Intl. Geography Bee Awards Ballroom Spaces & Suites
9:35pm-10:15pm Rules Review for Staff for National History Bowl Ballroom Spaces & Suites
10:05-10:30pm National Science Bee Rd. 4 Ballroom Spaces & Suites
10:20-10:45pm Natl. Sports & Entertainment History Bee Finals Ballroom Spaces & Suites
10:45-10:50pm Natl. Sports & Entertainment History Bee Awards Ballroom Spaces & Suites
11:00-11:20pm National History Bee Play In Game Meet at Help Desk at 10:50pm


Saturday, April 25

NOTE: After Round 1 in the morning, Round 6 in the afternoon, and Playoff Round 1 in the evening, History Bowl round start times are approximate! We will start the next round as soon as all games in a particular flight of matches are done.

Time
Event Location
All Day Help Desk Open Counter Outside Grand Ballroom
7:40am-8:15am Staff Meeting For All National History Bowl Staff Arlington Ballroom 3
8:20am-8:30am Morning History Bowl groups assemble Outside their home room
8:30am-9:10am History Bowl Preliminary Round 1 Gamerooms, etc.
9:10am-9:45am History Bowl Preliminary Round 2 Gamerooms, etc.
9:45am-10:20am History Bowl Preliminary Round 3 Gamerooms, etc.
10:20am-10:55am History Bowl Preliminary Round 4 Gamerooms, etc.
10:55am-11:25am History Bowl Preliminary Round 5 Gamerooms, etc.
11:30am-2:00pm Souvenir Sales Foyer

After the conclusion of the Morning Bowl Rounds, off-site teams will be escorted back to hotel during lunchtime. After morning rounds conclude, teams will immediately know, based on order of finish, where to report for their afternoon rounds.

 

Time
Event Location
After Rd. 5 ends Lunch (not provided by IAC)
12:35pm-1:10pm National Science Bee Semifinal Round Ballroom Salons
1:10pm-1:40pm National Science Bee Final Round Ballroom Salons
1:40pm-1:50pm National Science Bee Awards Presented Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
2:05pm-2:15pm Afternoon History Bowl groups assemble Outside their home room
2:15pm-2:55pm History Bowl Preliminary Round 6 Gamerooms, etc.
2:55pm-3:30pm History Bowl Preliminary Round 7 Gamerooms, etc.
3:30pm-4:05pm History Bowl Preliminary Round 8 Gamerooms, etc.
4:05pm-4:40pm History Bowl Preliminary Round 9 Gamerooms, etc.
4:40pm-5:15pm History Bowl Preliminary Round 10 Gamerooms, etc.
4:30pm-10:15pm Souvenir Sales Foyer
6:40pm-6:50pm US Geography Championships Results Announced Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
6:50pm-7:10pm Playoff Teams announced Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
7:10pm-7:25pm Playoff Staff Meeting Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
7:30pm-8:10pm History Bowl Playoff Round 1 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
8:10pm-8:50pm History Bowl Playoff Round 2 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
8:50pm-9:25pm History Bowl Playoff Round 3 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
9:25pm-10:00pm History Bowl Playoff Round 4 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms

Sunday, April 26 
NOTE: After Round 1, History Bee and History Bowl round start times are approximate! We will start the next round as soon as all games in a particular flight of matches are done. 

Time Event Location
5:30am-11:00am Baggage Drop Open for Receiving Bags Concierge
Students in Bee must clear bedrooms prior to playing in the Bee!
6:00am-7:45am Breakfast (not provided by IAC)
6:30am-4:00pm Help Desk Open Counter Outside Grand Ballroom
7:00am Bee Staff Meeting (All Bee Staff required) Arlington Ballroom 3 and 4
7:00am-4:00pm Souvenir Sales Foyer
7:00am–6:00pm Buzzer and Protest Room Open Lee
7:50am-8:00am Players Assemble in Bee Rooms Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
8:05am-8:40am National History Bee Round 1 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
8:40am-9:15am National History Bee Round 2 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
9:15am-9:50am National History Bee Round 3 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
9:50am-10:25am National History Bee Round 4 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
10:25am-11:00am National History Bee Round 5 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
11:00am-11:30am National History Bee Round 6 Suites, Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
Once Bee Rd 6 Ends Lunch (not provided by NHBB)
12:30pm-6:00pm Buzzer Retrieval, Buzzer Room Lee
12:35pm-1:10pm History Bowl Playoff Round 5 Ballrooms
1:15pm-1:50pm History Bowl Playoff Round 6 Ballrooms
1:55pm-2:30pm History Bowl Playoff Round 7 Arlington Ballroom
2:35-3:05pm History Bowl Playoff Round 8 (if necessary) Arlington Ballroom
Once Bowl Ends History Bowl Awards for top teams Arlington Ballroom
3:05pm Bee Finalists Announced (& Tiebreaks, if any) Arlington Ballroom
3:20-3:55pm National History Bee Quarterfinals Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
3:55pm 4th place students in 1/4finals see if they advance Outside Arlington Ballroom 3 & 4
4:05-4:40pm National History Bee Semifinals Ballrooms, Meeting rooms
4:45-5:20pm National History Bee Finals Arlington Ballroom
5:20pm Natl. History Bee Finals Awards & Interviews Arlington Ballroom
5:30pm Conclusion of Events Arlington Ballroom

Students and teams leaving by train, who are planning to stay through the conclusion of the Bee should book trains from Union Station no earlier than 6:20. Students and teams leaving by plane from Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport, and BWI Airport, who are planning to stay through the conclusion of the Bee, should book flights no earlier than 6:50, 7:35, and 7:50pm respectively.