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International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2025 Puerto Rico History Bee and Bowl, taking place at Caguas Private School in Caguas, PR on February 1, 2025!  This tournament will run on our C 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 2024-2025 academic year. 

To register, please fill out the form below.  Preregistration closes on January 24th at 11:59 pm EST.  Teams can still register with a late fee until January 27th, after which Bowl registrations are no longer guaranteed. Contact hs-info@iacompetitions.com to see if registration is still possible.  Late registration fees and policies can be found here.  Individuals just participating in the Bee and/or exams can register ahead of time or on site with no late fees, though advance registration is preferred.  For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator, Marshall Mullins at hs-info@iacompetitions.com. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you to Caguas in February!

History Bee/Bowl:  Bowl teams will play in 5 or 6 preliminary rounds of play, while Bee players will have 3 preliminary rounds.  After prelims, the top Bowl teams will play in a single elimination playoff, while the top Bee players will play a 4th and final round.  The number of teams/individuals playing in playoffs will vary depending on the field size; your Tournament Director will have more information the day of the tournament.  There will be plaques for the top Bowl teams and medals for the top 3 Bee players in each division.  Additionally, the top Bowl teams and Bee players can also qualify for our Varsity/JV National Championships in April, as well as the International History Olympiad in London this summer!

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 (Summer 2026) and the International Environmental Science Olympiad (Puerto Rico – Dec. 27-31, 2024) through the Geography and Science National Qualifying Exams, respectively.

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 four 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.

During the History Bee rounds, middle school students are welcome to participate in the Junior Varsity Division of the History Bee, and if they qualify, would qualify for the Varsity/JV National Championships, not the Elementary/Middle School National Championships. There is no separate division of the National History Bee at this tournament for middle/elementary school students; those students interested in competing in the National History Bee at their grade level should email ems-info@iacompetitions.com.

Schedule:  The schedule as listed below is considered tentative, and therefore 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 at hs-info@iacompetitions.com.

8:00 Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:30 Please Arrive By This Time!
8:45 Opening Meeting
9:15 History Bowl Round 1
10:00 History Bowl Round 2
10:45 History Bowl Round 3
11:30 History Bee Opening Meeting
11:45 History Bee Round 1
12:15 History Bee Round 2
12:45 History Bee Round 3
1:15 Lunch / National Qualifying Exams for National Geography Bee / US Geography Championships, US History Bee, National Political Science Bee, and National Science Bee
2:15 History Bowl Round 4
3:00 History Bowl Round 5
3:45 History Bee Finals
4:15 History Bowl Semifinals
5:00 History Bowl Finals
5:30 End

Teams Attending

Varsity Division

  1. Caguas A

Junior Varsity Division

  1. Caguas  B *

Registration: