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!


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.

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.