A couple of thoughts on competitive flying

Reading other blogs and internet forums it seems to me that the New Zealand club competitions are fairly unique in the range of competitive flying events available.  I have read other countries only do aerobatics, circuits or spot landings.

Whatever it is that is available to you in your neck of the woods, I want to strongly recommend you give it a try.  You may get to do something different for a change from the run of the mill flying from A to B, or, you get to practice those perishable skills like precision approaches.