2017 West Virginia State History Bowl Tournament
April 25, 2017

2017 History Bowl Regionals

Click on the video to learn more about preparing for History Bowl

In 2010, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) 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 that focuses on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

2010 History Bowl
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.

To learn more about the West Virginia History Bowl, check out the 2011 West Virginia Legacy program on the tournament from the West Virginia Library Commission Library Television Network.

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

Applications for 2017 Regional Competitions
Tournament Rules
History Bowl Color Logo
History Bowl Black and White Logo

2016 History Bowl Champions
South Middle School Team 1, 2016 State History Bowl Champions

Click here to watch some 2016 History Bowl matches

History Bowl 2016
History Bowl 2015
History Bowl 2014
History Bowl 2013
History Bowl 2012
History Bowl 2011
History Bowl 2010

West Virginia Archives and History

West Virginia Archives and History