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The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2018 Northwest Illinois History Bee and Bowl will be held at Winnebago High School in Winnebago, IL on Saturday, December 1.    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 Winnebago in December!

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 2017 Northwest Illinois History Bee and Bowl at Winnebago High School in Winnebago, IL on Saturday, December 16. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Auburn
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Keith Country Day

Varsity History Bee: Jordan Kilmer, Byron
Junior Varsity History Bee: Kodai Speich, Auburn
Open Division History Bee: Ethan Strombeck, Auburn

Thanks to Kristin Strey for coordinating the hosting arrangements at Winnebago High School, and thank you as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day!




December 01, 2018


200 E McNair Rd, Winnebago, IL 61088

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Kristin Strey


  • 8:00
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:30
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:40
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:00
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 9:30
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:00
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 10:30
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 10:45
    History Bee Round 1
  • 11:15
    History Bee Round 2
  • 11:45
    History Bee Round 3
  • 12:15
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 1:15
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 1:45
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 2:15
    History Bee Finals
  • 2:45
    History Bowl Quarterfinals (Varsity)
  • 3:15
    History Bowl Semifinals
  • 3:45
    History Bowl Finals
  • 4:30


  • 1: Winnebago A
  • 2: Winnebago B *
  • 3: Team Commonwealth A
  • 4: Team Commonwealth B
  • 5: Team Commonwealth C *
  • 6: Durand A
  • 7: Durand B *
  • 8: Durand C *
  • 9: Richmond Burton
  • 10: Auburn
  • 11: Williams Bay A
  • 12: Williams Bay B
  • 13: Williams Bay C
  • 14: Williams Bay D *
  • 15: Elgin Academy *
  • 16: Glenbard West
  • 17: Pine Garden Stream Woods
  • 18: Keith Country Day *