About the National History Bowl

The National History Bowl is a buzzer-based history quiz competitions for teams of students throughout the USA. More information about the National History Bowl, including participation in the 2020-2021 academic year, can be found at nationalhistorybee.com/history-bowl.

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All times listed are Eastern Standard Time

Saturday 12/05 4:30pm – 8:30pm Rounds 1-4
Sunday 12/06 11:00am – 4:00pm Round 5-9
Sunday 12/13 1:30pm – 4:30 pm Rounds 10-12 (MS only)

2020 Final Results

Middle School Champion: Team History Scholars, San Jose, CA

Elementary School Champion: Centennial Lane ES A, Ellicott City, MD


Download the PDF below for a complete set of the rules for the Elementary and Middle School National History Bowl.

Rules (PDF Format)

Playoff Qualification

Middle School (27 teams): Each team will play 8 rounds of round-robin preliminary matches. The top 8 teams will play in placement matches (three rounds).

Elementary (8 teams): Each team will play 7 rounds of round-robin preliminary matches. Each team will play in 1 or 2 playoff matches.

2019 Champions

  • Middle School Division: Daniel Wright Junior High School, Lincolnshire (Illinois)

  • Elementary Division: Challenger Almaden, San Jose (California)

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