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.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Congratulations to Marcus Bones, Winner of the 2014 Williamsburg Spelling Bee Finals

1st Place: Marcus Bones
2nd Place: David Riddle
3rd Place: Ben Kusmin

Congratulations to our winners!

See more photos here.

We begin again in February, 2015.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Monday, October 6th: 10th Anniversary Spelling Bee

We're celebrating with a cake, the theme song, instituting a new hashtag (#williamsburgbee), and, of course, a spelling bee.

Here is some video coverage from the last ten years.

See you at 7!


Also follow @jendziura and @petescandystore on Twitter and Williamsburg Spelling Bee on Facebook for updates.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Congratulations to September 1st Winners!

1st: David Riddle
2nd: Lilly
3rd: Jenny Brown

We had a fun first round on homophones -- spellers were asked to spell gild (not guild), faro (not pharaoh), flue (not flu), etc.

And then there was this:

See you for our next bee on October 6th.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Congratulations to July 7th Winners

1st: Kirsten Sabotnik
2nd: Ally Spier
3rd: Bobby Zacharias

Congratulations! See you all on August 4th!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Congratulations to our May 5th Winners

1st place: Marcus
2nd place: Drew
3rd place: Kali

More photos here. Join us again on June 2nd! Open to first 15 people to sign up. Free.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Congratulations to 2013 Winner Robert Moy!

Congratulations to Robert Moy, winner of 2013's annual Finals!

The bee will return in May, 2014!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December 2nd Finals: Here are the Finalists!

In no particular order, here are the finalists in the 2013 Williamsburg Spelling Bee Finals taking place on Monday, December 2nd!

Be there and be square.

Samantha Mandel
Masha Westerlund
Phoebe Gaston
Wilson Southerland
Arvind Raman
Noam Schuldenrein
Jessica Greif
Mike Petrina
Raymond Givens 
David Henry Haan
Marcus Bones
Maddy DeLeon
Carolyn D'Aquila
Robert Moy
Tamara Glenny
Guy Smoot
Bobby Zacharias
Thea Enos
Alexis Walker
Devorah Wolf 
Warren Habib
Jason (TheOneWhoIsAChild)
Keith (WeMissedYourLastName)
Daniel Cohen
David Zheng
Judy Kameny
Kate Cemay

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Congratulations to our November winners!

1st place: Samantha Mandel
2nd place: Masha Westerlund
3rd place: Phoebe Gaston

This month it was clearly ... Ladies Night.

All three winners qualify for the finals, which are next month!

Pics here.