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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, Feb. 5, 2023!  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 2022-2023 academic year.

To register, please fill out the form below. Preregistration closes on January 23rd at 11:59 pm EST.  For late registration, contact hs-info@iacompetitions.com for the late registration form.  Late registration fees and policies can be found here.

Please note that for this tournament, there will be no onsite signups; all registrations MUST be made before January 31, 2023. For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator, Sara DelVillano at hs-info@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 / International 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 $10 each.

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 3 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 Middle/Elementary 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 register for this at www.nationalhistorybee.com.

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
9:00 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

11:30 Lunch / National Qualifying Exams
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

Teams Attending


1. Centennial A
2. Robinson
3. Poolesville A
4. Poolesville B
5. Poolesville C
6. Poolesville D
7. Poolesville E
8. Poolesville F
9. Churchill
10. Howard A
11. Montgomery Blair A
12. St. Andrew’s
13. Thomas Jefferson A
14. Wootten A
15. Wilde Lake
16. Charter School of Wilmington


1. Centennial B *
2. Poolesville G *
3. Poolesville H *
4. Poolesville I *
5. Poolesville J *
6. Howard B *
7. Montgomery Blair B *
8. Thomas Jefferson B *
9. Centennial C *
10. Wootten B *
11. Wootten C *
12. Richard Montgomery

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.

Registration has closed for this tournament.  We invite you to attend an online tournament or our other local events (Maryland and Virginia State Championships on 3/11)


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