First of all, big congratulations are in order for Al Sanders, who, after some near misses at crossword tournaments, took top honors at Lollapuzzoola 6! Wish I could have seen it.
Shifting to a sixth annual local tourney closer to me, BACFill, the Bay Area's crossword competition, comes to Oakland on September 14th. Your registration fee, which can now be paid with a credit or debit card, will benefit Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Spend part of your Saturday solving future New York Times puzzles in pursuit of the title!