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For more information about the History Bowl, contact Matt McGrew at [email protected] or (304) 558-0230.

2022 History Bowl Schedule

Tournament Rules

In 2010, what was then the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, now the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, began an exciting new challenge for eighth graders to test their West Virginia history: the West Virginia History Bowl Tournament. Teams of students from around the state face off in an academic bowl competition focusing on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

The West Virginia History Bowl expanded in 2011 to include regional tournaments in all eight West Virginia Regional Service Education Agency (RESA) districts.

Eighth graders in public, private and home school education programs are eligible to compete on the four-person teams in double-elimination tournament play. The regional tournament winners and the runner-up team move forward to the state tournament held in late April at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston.

The questions for the history bowl are largely drawn from questions found in the Archives and History Quick Quizzes and Daily Trivia.

Previous Tournament Results

South Middle School Team 2, 2019 State History Bowl Champions

History Bowl 2019
History Bowl 2018
History Bowl 2017
History Bowl 2016
History Bowl 2015
History Bowl 2014
History Bowl 2013
History Bowl 2012
History Bowl 2011
History Bowl 2010