The National History Bee and Bowl is excited to announce that The European Championships of the National History Bee and Bowl will be held on the weekend of 1-2 June, 2013 at the International School of Paris in the center of the City of Lights. This year’s competition will be held over two days to allow for a more relaxed pace, and some time to enjoy Paris in the evenings. We hope you will be able to join us in this magnificent setting for a great competition featuring our top teams and students from throughout Europe!
To qualify for the European Championships of The National History Bee, students must place in the top half of the field at their respective Bees throughout Europe. We will be holding a separate Junior Varsity European Championships for students who competed in the Junior Varsity division at their national tournaments; the qualification threshold for Junior Varsity is also finishing in the top half of the field.
To qualify for the European Championships of The National History Bowl, teams must likewise finish in the top half of their division (either Varsity or Junior Varsity).
For both the Bee and Bowl, the “top half” threshold is inclusive of ties and odd numbers. So if there were 23 students in a Bee field, then 12 students would normally qualify. However, if the top 10 students each have scores of greater than, say, 12, but the next four students all have scores of 12, then all four students (or teams) would qualify, not just two.
As a thank you for hosting, all host schools may send a team regardless of whether or not they have qualified (though most will have done so at their respective tournaments).
The cost of the European Championships is 340 EUR (or 275 GBP or 415 CHF) per Bowl team, 75 EUR (or 60 GBP or 90 CHF) per Bee student, and 60 EUR ( or 50 GBP or 75 CHF) per student taking part in the consolation Bee.
The event calendar of the European Championships will be set later this school year. We anticipate having a Sports and Entertainment Bee, as we did last year, as well as the History Bee and the History Bowl. Most likely, the competition will begin on Saturday morning with the Sports & Entertainment Bees, followed by the Bee on Saturday afternoon, and then the Bowl on Sunday. Students planning on taking the SAT that weekend would thus be able to attend the Bowl in any case, and could also attend the Bee if they make arrangements to take the test in Paris on Saturday morning (the History Bee would only begin in the afternoon). The United States National Champion of the History Bee will likely once again be on hand to compete in a World Championship match against the European winner of the History Bee!
Paris in the Spring. History Bee and Bowl. What more could one ever want? We hope you’ll be able to join us for an amazing weekend!
|Date||June 1, 2013|
|Registration Deadline||May 31, 2013 7:00pm EST|
6 Rue Beethoven, Paris, France
Nolwenn Léon Madden
|Director||Nolwenn & David Madden|
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