Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2018 Washington, DC History Bee and Bowl will be held at St. Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, DC 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 Washington, DC in December!

This tournament will also feature a Middle School Division in the History Bowl, if at least 4 Middle School teams register (which we expect). This is open to Elementary School teams too. During the Bee portion of the day, middle school students can compete in the JV Division of the National History Bee if they wish, or in a separate Middle School Division of the History Bee on offer here for 7th or 8th graders. Students in 6th grade and younger can play in an optional Elementary Division of the History Bee. The Middle School and Elementary Divisions however will not serve to qualify students for any National Championships – middle schools and elementary schools interested in qualifying for the Middle School and Elementary School National Championships of the National History Bee must do so through following the process outlined here.

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 2017 Washington, DC History Bee and Bowl at St. Anselm’s Abbey School on Saturday, December 2. Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Thomas Jefferson C
Varsity History Bee: Rohan Hegde, Thomas Jefferson

Junior Varsity History Bowl: Walter Johnson
Junior Varsity History Bee: Justin Young, McLean

Middle School Bowl: Burleigh Manor A

Thanks to the 35 teams who attended, and to Mrs. Maryrita Dunlavey for coordinating the hosting arrangements at St. Anselm’s. Thanks as well to everyone who assisted with reading and scorekeeping throughout the day, including parents, teachers, and outside volunteers.



December 01, 2018


4501 South Dakota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017

Question Set



Raynell Cooper


Raynell Cooper


  • 9:00
    Doors Open, Check-In Begins
  • 9:30
    Please Arrive By This Time!
  • 9:40
    Opening Meeting
  • 10:10
    History Bowl Round 1
  • 10:45
    History Bowl Round 2
  • 11:20
    History Bowl Round 3
  • 11:55
    History Bee Opening Meeting / Snack Break (bring your own snacks)
  • 12:10
    History Bee Round 1
  • 12:35
    History Bee Round 2
  • 1:00
    History Bee Round 3
  • 1:20
    Lunch / US Geography Olympiad / US History Bee Qualifying Exam
  • 2:30
    History Bowl Round 4
  • 3:05
    History Bowl Round 5
  • 3:45
    History Bee Finals
  • 4:30
    History Bowl Quarterfinals / JV Semifinals / MS Semifinals
  • 5:00
    History Bowl Semifinals / JV Finals / MS Finals
  • 5:35
    History Bowl Finals
  • 6:00


  • 1: St. Anselm's A
  • 2: St. Anselm's B *
  • 3: St. Anselm's C *
  • 4: Richard Montgomery A
  • 5: Richard Montgomery B *
  • 6: BASIS McLean *
  • 7: Rippon Middle A *
  • 8: Rippon Middle B #
  • 9: Georgetown Day A
  • 10: Georgetown Day B *
  • 11: McLean
  • 12: Bethesda Chevy Chase
  • 13: Westlake A
  • 14: Westlake B *
  • 15: St. Albans
  • 16: Montgomery Blair A
  • 17: Montgomery Blair B *
  • 18: Montgomery Blair C *
  • 19: Robinson Secondary A
  • 20: Robinson Secondary B #
  • 21: Glenelg Country