UCLA's Fowler Museum will host the 2014 Crosswords L.A. tournament on October 14. Actually the tournament is known as "Crosswords LA" but I added periods so people don't think I'm referring to Louisiana. Participants will attempt to solve five crosswords, custom-made by Los Angeles Times
and New York Times
constructors. The three top finishers will compete in what's being called a "head-to-head-to-head final." USC business professor Elissa Grossman is the tournament director and I have no idea why it's being held at UCLA instead of USC.
Online registration forms, a schedule of events, and bios of the puzzle makers are on the Crosswords LA website:http://www.crosswordsla.com/