2005 Georgetown University History Bowl
March 19, 2005
Hosted by Beta Pi Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta
History Bowl Information
Congratulations to Commonwealth Governor's School (10-0) for becoming our first undefeated team and capturing the championship of the Second Annual Georgetown University History Bowl on Saturday, March 19! Severna Park (9-1) took home second place, and Georgetown Prep (8-2) placed third.
Congratulations also to our All-Stars, Andrew F. of Commonwealth Governor's School (5.9 TU/round), Michael M. of Paul VI (4.0), Tom M. of Severna Park (3.8), Mike B. of Calvert Hall (3.5) and Monica M. of Severna Park (2.9).
Congratulations to all participants and good luck on your AP exams! We hope everyone enjoyed the tournament, and we hope to see all the schools back next year.
The Georgetown University History Bowl will be a College Bowl-style academic tournament for local students enrolled in European History courses. It will consist of 11 round-robin rounds with one bye per team. Each round will last approximately 30 minutes and will consist of 15 toss-up questions, each with a bonus question, covering all areas of European history from the High Renaissance to the outbreak of World War I. Each team may play only four students in a given round, but teams can include up to four additional students to serve as alternates.
Documents [No longer available online]
- Definitions of Terms related to the History Bowl (rev. 02-28-05)
- Sample questions in the style of the Georgetown University History Bowl
- Tournament rules for the 2005 Georgetown University History Bowl (rev. 03-03-05)
- Schedule for the 2005 History Bowl (rev. 03-05-05)
- Directions to Georgetown University
- Campus Map indicating parking lot(s), tournament location, and Leavey Center (food court)
The field for the 2005 Georgetown University History Bowl is now full. We appreciate all of the interest in the tournament.
Schools Registered (as of 02-28-2005; added on receipt of entry fee)
- Calvert Hall (Baltimore, MD)
- Commonwealth Governor's School (Fredericksburg, VA)
- Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, MD)
- Meade Senior (Fort George G. Meade, MD)
- Mount Saint Joseph's (Baltimore, MD)
- North County (Glen Burnie, MD)
- Paul VI (Fairfax, VA)
- Severna Park (Severna Park, MD)
- Southern (Harwood, MD)
- Walter Johnson (Bethesda, MD)
- West Springfield (Springfield, VA)
Further information will be posted as it becomes available.
For more information, contact Professor Sandra Horvath-Peterson at email@example.com or (202) 687-6195.
About Phi Alpha Theta and Beta Pi Chapter
Phi Alpha Theta is the national collegiate honor society for history. It was founded in 1921 at the University of Arkansas and has grown to include 830 chapters at colleges and universities around the country. Its active members are upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professors.
Georgetown's chapter of the honor society, Beta Pi chapter, was founded in 1948 and is the oldest chapter in Phi Alpha Theta's Mid-Atlantic (Maryland-Delaware-Washington, D.C.) region. Former President Bill Clinton became a member of Beta Pi Chapter in 1967 when he was an undergraduate at Georgetown. Phi Alpha Theta members gather during the academic year for various activities that have some relation to history. For example, Beta Pi chapter hosts a Halloween screening of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and lecture on Vlad Tepes, walking tours of historic Georgetown, and a Research Series where advanced undergraduates and doctoral students help critique drafts of each other's historical writing. It also takes students to the annual Mid-Atlantic Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, where Beta Pi members have a tradition of winning "best paper" prizes.
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