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International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2023 Maryland Winter History Bee and Bowl, taking place at Centennial HS in Ellicott City, MD on SUNDAY February 25th, 2024!  This tournament will run on our B Set of questions, and like all IAC 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 2023-2024 academic year.

To register, please fill out the form below.  Preregistration closes on Friday, February 16th at 11:59 pm EST.  Teams and individuals can still register with a late fee until Monday, February 19th.  Please note that for this tournament, there will be no onsite signups; all registrations MUST be made before February 19th, 2024. For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator, Sara DelVillano at sara@iacompetitions.com . Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to Ellicott City in February!

Exams: During the lunch break, we will offer the National Qualifying Exams for the US Geography Championships / National Geography Bee (one exam serves to qualify students for the National Championships of both competitions), the US History Bee, the National Political Science Bee, and the National Science Bee. All exams cost $15 each. Students can also qualify for the International Geography Championships (Vienna, Austria – July 13-20, 2024) and the International Environmental Science Olympiad (Puerto Rico – Dec. 27-31, 2024) through the Geography and Science National Qualifying Exams.

Note for middle/elementary students: Middle and elementary school teams are welcome to participate at this tournament in the History Bowl. If there are at least three middle/elementary school teams that take part, a separate middle school division of the bowl will be set up.  Otherwise, middle/elementary school teams will be entered in the JV division.

If a middle/elementary student is playing in the Bowl, they have the option to participate in either the Middle School division or the Junior Varsity Division of the History Bee, and if they qualify, would qualify for the Elementary/Middle School or Varsity/JV National Championships as appropriate. If a middle/elementary student does not participate in the Bowl, their only Bee option is to participate in the Junior Varsity Division.

Schedule:  The schedule as listed below is considered confirmed. Students and teams looking for further guidance on the schedule should contact the Tournament Coordinator at sara@iacompetitions.com

8:00 Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:30 Please Arrive By This Time!
8:45 Opening Meeting
9:00 History Bowl Round 1
9:30 History Bowl Round 2
10:00 History Bowl Round 3
10:30 History Bowl Round 4
11:00 History Bowl Round 5

12:30 History Bowl Quarterfinals
1:00 History Bowl Semifinals
1:30 History Bowl Finals
2:00 History Bee Opening Meeting
2:15 History Bee Round 1
2:45 History Bee Round 2
3:15 History Bee Round 3
3:45 History Bee Finals
4:15 End


Please note that for this tournament:
*NO teams will be allowed in after the deadline without permission from the Centennial Tournament directors; a wait-list can be created.
*NO Bee players or written tests will be signed up on site. No exceptions.
*Teams do NOT need to provide readers or buzzers for this event, as Centennial has their own staff and equipment.  Please put “N/A” in the applicable areas on the registration form – teams will not incur any fees for not bringing readers to this tournament.

Teams Attending


  1. Wilde Lake
  2. Robinson A
  3. Poolesville A
  4. Poolesville B
  5. Poolesville C
  6. Poolesville D
  7. Poolesville E
  8. Poolesville F
  9. Poolesville G
  10. McLean
  11. Long Reach
  12. Washington Liberty
  13. Richard Montgomery
  14. Howard
  15. Winston Churchhill
  16. St. John’s
  17. Thomas Jefferson A
  18. St. Andrew’s


  1. Centennial A *
  2. Centennial B *
  3. Centennial C *
  4. Robinson B *
  5. Poolesville H *
  6. Poolesville I *
  7. Poolesville J *
  8. Poolesville K *
  9. Poolesville L *
  10. Montgomery Blair *
  11. Georgetown Day School *
  12. Thomas Jefferson B *