Northern California Spring
International Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2023 Northern California Spring History Bee and Bowl, taking place at California HS in San Ramon, CA on April 8, 2023! This tournament will run on our A 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 April 3 at 11:59 pm EST. For late registration, contact email@example.com for the late registration form. Late registration fees and policies can be found here. For further information, please email the Tournament Coordinator, Marshall Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, and we look forward to welcoming you and your team to San Ramon in April!
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.
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 email@example.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 International 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 Bowl Round 6 (V) / Semifinals(MS)
4:15 History Bowl Finals
5:00 History Bee Finals
- Strawberry Park A
- Los Gatos
- Strawberry Park B
- Abraham Lincoln Elem.
- Stratford Pleasanton Elem.
- John Sinnott Elem.
- Goleta Valley Jr High
- Altamont Elem.