Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2018 Northern California Fall History Bee and Bowl will be held at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, CA on Sunday, October 28. This tournament will run on our C 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 Saratoga in October!

This tournament will also feature a Middle School Division in the History Bowl. During the Bee portion of the day, middle school students can compete in the JV Division of the National History Bee if they wish, though there is no separate Middle School Division of the History Bee on offer here.

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. Students planning on taking one exam are recommended not to leave during the lunch break (they can bring a lunch or have a teammate get lunch for them). Students planning on taking both exams should definitely plan on staying at the school for lunch.

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.

Report from 2017-2018 Academic Year

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2017 Northern California Fall History Bee and Bowl at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, CA on Sunday, November 19.
Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Team Escobar A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Team Pi-oneers

Varsity History Bee: Srikar Voleti, Team Escobar A
Junior Varsity History Bee: Shiva Oswal, Team Pi-oneers

Thanks to Mr. Matt Torrens for coordinating the hosting arrangements at Saratoga and thank you as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day.



October 28, 2018


Saratoga, CA

Question Set



Raynell Cooper


Raynell Cooper


  • 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
  • 10:50
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:30
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:50
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:20
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:50
    History Bee Round 3
  • 1:15
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 2:20
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:50
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:40
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:25
    History Bowl Quarterfinals / JV Semifinals / MS Finals
  • 5:05
    History Bowl Semifinals / JV Finals
  • 5:40
    History Bowl Finals
  • 6:00


  • 1: Saratoga A
  • 2: Saratoga B
  • 3: Saratoga C
  • 4: Saratoga D*
  • 5: Saratoga E*
  • 6: Saratoga F*
  • 7: Archibishop Mitty *
  • 8: Harvest Park Middle A #
  • 9: Harvest Park Middle B #
  • 10: Webb
  • 11: Miller Middle #
  • 12: Valley Christian Jr High #
  • 13: Team Pi-oneers
  • 14: JLS Middle #
  • 15: Lynbrook
  • 16: King's Academy *
  • 17: Irvington (Eriksen) *
  • 18: Gunderson *
  • 19: BASIS Independent Silicon Valley A
  • 20: BASIS Independent Silicon Valley B *
  • 21: Team Les Quiz
  • 22: Challenger Strawberry Park #
  • 23: Branham
  • 24: Foothill
  • 25: Novato
  • 26: Sunol Glen #
  • 27: Mission San Jose *