Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee is Coming to an End

Last two bees! Ever!

We are old and venerable.

-Jen


Monday, March 7th, 2016

7:30pm

Second to last chance to Spell your heart out!! Two dates left.
The Williamsburg Spelling Bee will be crowning its last winner on April 4th! After an amazing 12 year run, hosts Bobby Blue and Jennifer Dziura are hanging up their Scripps Howard vocabulary binders. Many a NYC speller will be sad to hear about this, as scores of them have vied at Pete’s Candy Store over more than a decade to reclaim their grade school glory. The roll call of winners and runners up reads like a veritable who’s who of the great spellers of New York.


Monday, April 4th, 2016
GRAND FINALE
7pm – starting early because we're adding a little party action!

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee will be crowning its last winner on Monday, April 4th! After an amazing 12 year run, hosts Bobby Blue and Jennifer Dziura are hanging up their Scripps Howard vocabulary binders. Many a NYC speller will be sad to hear about this, as scores of them have vied at Pete’s Candy Store over more than a decade to reclaim their grade school glory. The roll call of winners and runners up reads like a veritable who’s who of the great spellers of New York. Sad as it is, this will be one very festive send off, with Cake, a spelling Cocktail Special, Prizes, songs by Bobby and Jen, and party music by Yazan at 9:30.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November Winners


1st Place: Lulu Hutton
2nd Place: Ben Kusmin
3rd Place: Mahmoud Rasheed

See you December 7th at the Finals!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 2015 Spelling Bee Winners

A photo posted by bobby blue (@thebobbyblue) on

1st Place: Ivan Baines
2nd Place: Doug Given
3rd Place: Lulu Hutton

All three winners will go on to compete in the December Finals! Check the #williamsburgbee and #williamsburgspellingbee hashtags for more pics. (Bobby is also the only person on Instagram using the hashtags #Bidialectalist, #Staphylococcic#Debabelization#Microphthalmic#Ejectamenta, etc.)

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Labor Day Spelling Bee Winners



Congratulations to...

1. Robert Moy
2. Jane Huang
3. Jenny Brown

See you in October! Only two more bees before the Finals!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

#williamsburgbee on Twitter and Instagram

Search "Williamsburg Spelling Bee" or #williamsburgbee to follow the bee on social.











Friday, July 24, 2015

July Spelling Bee Winners



Congratulations to...

1. David Riddle
2. Cole Entress
3. Claire Dunnington

All three winners qualify for the December Finals!

Bee founder bobbyblue couldn't make it this month. Thanks to previous winner Marcus Bones for stepping in as scorekeeper.

See you Monday, August 3rd!

Jen

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The Spelling Bee-Yoncé in the Wall Street Journal



Congratulations to David, Cole, and Claire, winners of July 6th's Spelling Bee-Yoncé, also covered in the Wall Street Journal:



Read the entire piece here.

David, Cole, and Claire will be back for the December Finals!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

June winners!

Turned out okay, though...

1st Place: Kareem Estefan
2nd Place: Juliet Helmke
3rd Place: Ellen Jovin

 All three winners go to the Finals!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

May 4 Winners


1st Place: Dave!
Tied for 2nd Place: Malikah and Nora!

All three of these lovely winners will be competing in the Finals!

A reminder: The bee is ages 21+, because it takes place in a bar. Thank you. \

See you next month!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

March 2 Spelling Bee Winners


Congratulations to 1st place Michaela Kron and 2nd place Sean Bono!

See you again in April.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

February 2, 2015 Winners

We're back for the 2015 season!

Due to the freezing slush blanketing our fair borough, the crowd was small, but the spelling was on-point. Also, Jen brought her baby.

Congratulations to winner Marcus Bones. Note that our rules prohibit anyone from winning more than one monthly bee per year, so from March to November, you don't have to compete against Marcus, our 2014 annual winner. (Until the 2015 Finals, that is!)

Congratulations also to second place David Henry Haan and third place Norman Perlmutter. All three winners are qualified for the Finals in December!

Memorable words this bee: cinereal, bantling, tangemon.


Thursday, January 08, 2015

Join Us in 2015


It's been a year!

After hosting the Finals this past December, Bobby and I hosted a spelling bee for Chopard's holiday party. I threw in as many French words as I could.

We'll be returning to Pete's in February.

Feb 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7 FINALS

As always, signup at 7, bee at 7:30. Free (21+). First 18 signups get to spell.