Here's a list of some Scrabble resources that might be of help. Feel free to suggest any you find useful.
cross-tables.com At this site, you'll find listings of tournaments in North America, as well as "live results" when tournaments are happening.
Periodically there are rated tournaments in Syracuse. At this time, there are none scheduled, but let Kieran know if you are interested.
Tournaments within a few hours of Syracuse are listed here: letsplayscrabble.com
To find out about all tournaments in the US and Canada, check cross-tables.com
Contact info: Kieran O'Connor, email@example.com or 315-481-8541 call/text