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The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 Southern California History Bee and Bowl State Championships will be held at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, CA on Saturday, March 23. This tournament will run on our A 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.

This tournament will also feature a Middle School Division in the History Bowl, if at least 4 Middle School teams register.

Please Note! During the Bee portion of the day, qualified Middle School and Elementary School students will compete in the Middle and Elementary School National History Bee Regional Finals. Students must have qualified for this off the Online Regional Qualifying Exam in advance and have registered in advance for this. Middle School and Elementary School students who are not pre-qualified for the History Bee Regional Finals can decide to compete in the JV Division of the National History Bee if they wish as that does not require prior qualifying.

Please also bear in mind that, unlike the other events on the day of the tournament, those participating in Middle School and Elementary Regional Finals will be pre-paid through a separate registration process. Students from the Middle School and Elementary division wishing to play in the History Bowl or the JV Division of the History Bee will need to register using the above link (i.e. the same one as used for the Varsity and JV History Bowl and History Bee).

There will not be an International Geography Bee Middle School Regional Quiz Tournament here as first reported.

For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator at the address listed below. For information on the Middle School and Elementary Regional Finals, please contact Jason Russell at jason@iacompetitions.com. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to Arcadia in March!

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.

Report from 2017-2018 Academic Year Tournament

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2018 Southern California Championships History Bee and Bowl at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, CA on Saturday, April 14.
Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Arcadia A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Arcadia B

Varsity History Bee: Andrew Hoagland, Arcadia
Junior Varsity History Bee: Ameya Singh, Laurel Springs

Thanks to Arcadia for coordinating the hosting arrangements, Mr. Chris Ngoon for directing, and thank you as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day.



March 23, 2019


180 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Question Set



Marshall Mullins


Chris Ngoon


  • 8:00
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:30
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:40
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:10
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 9:50
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:30
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:10
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament Opening Meeting
  • 11:30
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament Round 1
  • 12:00
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament Round 2
  • 12:25
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament Round 3
  • 12:50
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 1:50
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:25
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:05
    History Bee & Geography Quiz Tournament Finals
  • 3:45
    History Bowl Quarterfinals / JV Semis
  • 4:20
    History Bowl Semifinals / JV Finals
  • 4:50
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:15


  • 1: Arcadia A
  • 2: Arcadia B
  • 3: Arcadia C*
  • 4: Arcadia D*
  • 5: Aliso Niguel *
  • 6: Aliso Viejo *
  • 7: St. Margaret's Episcopal A
  • 8: St. Margaret's Episcopal B *
  • 9: Van Nuys A
  • 10: Van Nuys B
  • 11: Laurel Springs #
  • 12: Vista Verde #
  • 13: Hamilton
  • 14: Santa Monica *
  • 15: Whitney A
  • 16: Whitney B *
  • 17: Canyon Crest
  • 18: Huntington Middle #
  • 19: Pegasus *