2019 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee
For 2019, the Sports and Entertainment Bee will feature 2 preliminary rounds of 40 questions each. Both the JV and Varsity Divisions are capped at (update) 56 players. There will also be a Family and Coaches Division, which will be capped at 10 players. Students competing in the International Geography Bee are not allowed to compete, as the IGB finals will run concurrently. For 2019, the Sports and Entertainment Bee will NOT be broken into separate two separate competitions with one on Sports and one on Entertainment, but rather will feature both Sports and Entertainment in roughly equal amounts.
The rules of the National Sports History Bee and National Entertainment History Bee in the prelims are mostly the same as the rules for National History Bee, except the Sports & Entertainment Bee rounds (there are 2 prelims) have 40 questions, not 30 or 35. The bonus point system works as follows:
Out on question 10: 7 bonus points, score of 15
Out on question 11-12: 6 bonus points, score of 14
Out on question 13-15: 5 bonus points, score of 13
Out on question 16-20: 4 bonus points, score of 12
Out on question 21-25: 3 bonus points, score of 11
Out on question 26-30: 2 bonus points, score of 10
Out on question 16-20: 1 bonus point, score of 9
Out on question 36-40: 0 bonus points, score of 8
In the final round, featuring the top 10 students in each division (sudden victory questions will be used to determine the last playoff spot(s) if needed) we will use the Nationals Bee Playoffs Scoring System for scoring. 30 questions will be played. A student can win with a score of 40; if no one has reached 40 by question 30, then the highest point total wins, or sudden victory playoff questions are played. Ties are broken for the top three spots only.
Congratulations to the 2018 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee National Champions!
Varsity: Sam Brochin, Hunter College High School, New York City, NY
Junior Varsity: Nathaniel Kang, Camelot Academy, Orange, CA
Open Division: Steve Kaltenbaugh
The 2018 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee’s Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions was held on Friday, April 27 from 8:45pm-10:45pm at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA in conjunction with our Junior Varsity and Varsity National Championships.
The cost was $25 and both are open to all students in 12th grade and younger – participation in any of the other National Championships events is not required. There was a separate JV and Varsity division in each (11th and 12th grades compete as Varsity; all others as JV – playing in Varsity if you are younger is not allowed).
Question Distribution for the 2017 Varsity & Junior Varsity National Sports and Entertainment History Bee: Please access this file to see a distribution of the categories of the questions that was used in 2017
2015 National Sports & Entertainment History Bee Packets
- Finals – 2015 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee
- Round 1 – 2015 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee
- Round 2 – 2015 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee
- Round 3 – 2015 National Sports and Entertainment History Bee
2014 National Sports & Entertainment History Bee Packets