Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its annual Upper Hudson History Bee and Bowl will be held at Bethlehem Central High School on Saturday, March 30, 2019. This tournament will run on our A Set of questions. Note that while this tournament is being held at a middle school, this is a Varsity and JV level event, and there will not be a separate middle school division in the History Bee or the History Bowl here. This tournament, 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. 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 the tournament later this year!

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 Tournament

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2017 Upper Hudson History Bee and Bowl at Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, NY on Sunday, October 29. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Bethlehem Central High A
Junior Varsity History Bowl: Bethlehem Central Middle A

Varsity History Bee: Michael Connolly, Bethlehem Central High School
Junior Varsity History Bee: Navid Mazidabadifavahani, Bethlehem High School

Thanks to Mr. David Cooper for coordinating the hosting arrangements at Bethlehem and thank you as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day.



March 30, 2019


700 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054

Question Set



Michael Borecki




  • 8:30
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:55
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 9:05
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:35
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:15
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:50
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:35
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:50
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:15
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:40
    History Bee Round 3
  • 1:05
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 2:05
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 2:40
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:20
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:05
    History Bowl Semifinals / JV Quarterfinals
  • 4:45
    History Bowl Fnals / JV Semifinals
  • 5:20
    History Bowl JV Finals
  • 5:45


  • 1: Bethlehem Central Middle A
  • 2: Bethlehem Central Middle B
  • 3: Bethlehem Central High A
  • 4: Bethlehem Central High B *
  • 5: Fayetteville-Manlius
  • 6: Bethel