The games begin at the K-6 Elementary National Championships in Nashville, TN (May 10-13) with bughouse and blitz.
— US Chess (@USChess) May 10, 2018
Chesskid.com was also one of the first to arrive at the Opryland for a weekend full of game analysis and puzzle solving hosted by Fun Master Mike, and featuring special guests throughout the weekend.
U.S. Women's Champ, Nazi Paikidze, will be at the ChessKid Nationals booth doing puzzles with ChessKids! Stop by and say hi 🙂
— ChessKid.com (@ChessKidcom) May 8, 2018
The US Chess Women’s committee will host Paikidze at the Girls’ Room, where the reigning US Women’s Champ will participate in a range of activities, including game analysis and a Town Hall Meeting. Kimberly Doo, recently featured on this website, will be the woman at the booth, so be sure to say hi.
— USChessWomen (@USChessWomen) May 10, 2018
Also in Nashville: Ben Johnson of the Perpetual Podcast, GMs Robert Hess and Irina Krush and IM Eric Rosen. Find a list of their activities here.
Look for results of the bug and blitz, and pairings for the Main Event on the results and standings pages.