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The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2019 Western New York History Bee and Bowl Championships will be held at Iroquois High School in Elma, NY on February 2. 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. 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 Elma 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.

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 Upstate New York Championships at Iroquois High School in Elma, NY on January 6, 2018.  Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Amherst A

Junior Varsity History Bowl: Williamsville East

Varsity History Bee: Ian Szegelski, Iroquois

Junior Varsity History Bee: Jeffrey Chen, Williamsville East

Thank you to the nine teams who attended, to Ms. Colleen McCoy for coordinating the hosting arrangements and also directing the tournament.  Additional thanks goes to the individuals who read and kept score for matches throughout the day.



February 02, 2019


2111 Girdle Rd, Elma, NY

Question Set



Michael Borecki




  • 8:15
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 8:40
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 8:50
    Opening Meeting
  • 9:20
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:00
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 10:35
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:15
    History Bee Opening Meeting
  • 11:40
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:10
    History Bee Round 2
  • 12:35
    History Bee Round 3
  • 1:00
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 2:00
    History Bee Finals
  • 2:30
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 3:10
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:50
    History Bowl Semifinals/ JV Finals
  • 4:30
    History Bowl Finals/ JV Finals
  • 5:00


  • 1: Iroquois A
  • 2: Iroquois B