The American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is going virtual this year! I finished around the top 7% in 2019, and last year it was cancelled. There are likely going to be as many (or more) people than ever competing, since traveling to Connecticut necessarily limited the attendance, but I’m hopeful for a top 5% finish.
Sign up today or tomorrow here: https://www.acptonline.com/
There are some crazy-good competitors out there, but I take a bit of pride in never having “studied puzzles” or actively tried to memorize trivia for them, I’ve just learned from solving (a lot of) them and general reading/learning.