Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 Northern California Winter History Bee and Bowl will be held at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, CA on Sunday, February 10. This tournament will run on our B 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 February!

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.

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2018 Northern California Winter History Bee and Bowl at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, CA on Sunday, February 11.
Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Team Escobar A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Saratoga C

Varsity History Bee: Vikshar Athreya, Team Escobar
Junior Varsity History Bee: Avinash Iyer, Team Escobar

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.



February 10, 2019


20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

Question Set



Raynell Cooper


Raynell Cooper


  • 7:30
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:00
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:10
    Opening Meeting
  • 8:40
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 9:20
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:00
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 10:40
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:05
    History Bee Round 1
  • 11:35
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:00
    History Bee Round 3
  • 12:30
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 1:30
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:10
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 2:50
    History Bee Finals
  • 3:30
    History Bowl Quarterfinals
  • 4:10
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 4:50
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:30


  • 1: Saratoga A
  • 2: Saratoga B
  • 3: Challenger Almaden #
  • 4: Challenger Strawberry Park #
  • 5: Stratford A *
  • 6: Stratford B #
  • 7: Archbishop Mitty *
  • 8: Gunderson *
  • 9: BASIS Independent Silicon Valley A
  • 10: BASIS Independent Silicon Valley B #