Students and school teams can play Regional Tournaments for the International History Bee and Bowl either in-person or online.
Most in-person tournaments are held on Saturdays; some may be held on Sundays. In-person tournaments typically follow the following schedule, or a slight variation on it:
8:30am Doors Open, Check-in Begins
9:00 Please Arrive By This Time!
9:10 History Bowl – Opening Meeting
9:35 History Bowl – Round 1
10:20 History Bowl – Round 2
11:00 History Bee – Opening Meeting
11:15 History Bee – Round 1
11:50 History Bee – Round 2
12:20 History Bee – Round 3
12:45 Lunch Break
1:15 International Geography Bee and International Science Bee Qualifying Exams
2:00 History Bowl – Round 3
2:40 History Bowl – Round 4
3:20 History Bowl – Round 5
4:00 History Bee Finals
4:40 History Bowl – Round 6 or Semifinals
5:20 History Bowl Finals
Note though, that most teams will finish by 4pm or 5pm, depending on whether they do not make the playoffs, or play a Round 6, but not a Round 7. The exact time of schedule (i.e. single round robin, double round robin, some inclusion of crossover games between teams in different age divisions, etc.) is a function of how many teams sign up for each age division at any given tournament. International Academic Competitions always strives to have the fairest schedule and tournament format possible. The exact schedule and format for each tournament will be posted on each tournament’s website and sent out in a pre-tournament email to all registered schools in the week before the tournament takes place.