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The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2018 Buffalo History Bee and Bowl will be held at The Nichols School in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, November 17.    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 Buffalo in November!

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.

The National History Bee and Bowl held its 2017 Western New York History Bee and Bowl at The Nichols School in Buffalo, NY on Saturday, November 18.  Congratulations to our champions!

Varsity History Bowl: Ilium

Junior Varsity History Bowl: Nichols E

Varsity History Bee: Vaynu Kadiyali, Ilium

Junior Varsity History Bee: Aidan Uckun, Ilium

Thank you to the 14 teams who attended, to Mr. Russell Combs for coordinating the hosting arrangements, and to Mr. Tom Kelso for directing the tournament.  Additional thanks goes to the individuals who read and kept score for matches throughout the day.



November 17, 2018


1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14216

Question Set



Michael Borecki


Kristin Cameron


  • 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 Quarterfinals/ JV Semifinals
  • 4:30
    History Bowl Semifinals/ JV Finals
  • 5:00
    History Bowl Finals
  • 5:30


  • 1: Nichols A
  • 2: Nichols B
  • 3: Nichols C
  • 4: Nichols D *
  • 5: Nichols E *
  • 6: Iroquois A
  • 7: Iroquois B *
  • 8: Ithaca A
  • 9: Ithaca B
  • 10: Brighton
  • 11: Amherst Central A
  • 12: Amherst Central B *