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Hello and welcome to the 2019 Advent Calendar Challenge!

The Advent Calendar Challenge is a fun yearly competition, where players are invited to guess what the pictures behind the windows on my advent calendar will be each day. Points are awarded (from 1 point on December 1st all the way up to 24 on Christmas Eve) for correctly guessing the picture, and the winner is simply the person who gets the most points over the course of the competition. Simple. Easy. Fun. If you're still a bit in the dark about things, have a look at the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003 competitions to see what went on.

If you played last year you should get a PIN in your inbox automatically, and you can get started by submitting your guess in the form below! If you didn't play last year and want to play, apply for a PIN via the registration page. Once you have received your PIN, use the form below to submit your guess. You can change your guess as often as you like. The guess registered at the time of a window being opened is assessed for points on each day, and please note there is no need to sumbit a new guess every day as your guess remains in place until you change it or until it comes up, however long that may be! Your guess need not be unique. The eventual winner might win a top secret prize...

Two important points about choosing your guess:

Good Luck!

  CURRENT STANDINGS  
     1  Håkan Wolgé Taurus 135 pts 7 WR  
     2  Andrew Chilcraft Aries 131 pts 7 PB  
     3  Antony Brown Libra 105 pts 6 PB
121
 
  1  4  Emma Tuckey Aries 71 pts 5 PB  
  1  5  Geoff Marshall Leo 67 pts 4 PB
70
 
  1  6  Ed Coughlan Pisces 67 pts 3 PB  
  1  7  Peter Smyth Gemini 66 pts 3 PB
79
 
  1  8  Neil Blake Aries 65 pts 3 PB
93
 
  1  9  Simon Rutter Capricorn 64 pts 5 PB
88
 
  1  10  Matt Foulkes Leo 64 pts 4 PB
86
 
  2  11  Mike Krotosky Cancer 63 pts 3 PB
65
 
  2  12  Chris Green Leo 60 pts 4 PB
67
 
  2  13  Steph Coughlan Pisces 57 pts 3 PB
103
 
  3  14  Heather Haslam Pisces 55 pts 3 R  
  4  15  Mark Coughlan Taurus 53 pts 3 PB
93
 
  12  16  Ben Procter Cancer 53 pts 3 PB
115
 
  5  17  Jamie Appleby Virgo 52 pts 3 R  
  6  18  Samantha Scrivin Sagittarius 47 pts 2 PB
85
 
  6  =  David Wilford Taurus 47 pts 2 PB  
  7  20  Ross Turnbull Libra 46 pts 2 PB
78
 
  7  =  Nigel White Pisces 46 pts 2 PB
98
 
  7  22  Damian Cook Libra 44 pts 2 PB
85
 
  7  23  Tom White Gemini 43 pts 2 PB
112
 
  7  24  Matthew Frost Aries 42 pts 3 PB
120
 
  7  25  Matt Nunn Taurus 41 pts 3 PB
79
 
  7  26  Lisa Seixas Leo 41 pts 2 PB
58
 
  15  27  Nina Dale Gemini 40 pts 2 PB
76
 
  6  28  Veronica White Aquarius 38 pts 3 PB
101
 
  6  29  Rosie Wallbank Gemini 38 pts 2 PB  
  6  =  Sean White Leo 38 pts 2 PB
91
 
  6  31  Lorna Blake Scorpio 35 pts 2 PB
104
 
  16  32  Edward Haslam Leo 31 pts 3 PB
91
 
  15  33  Jade Baines Virgo 30 pts 2 PB
58
 
  15  34  Rich Davis Cancer 29 pts 2 PB
36
 
  5  35  Wendy Wilford Libra 28 pts 2 PB
59
 
  5  =  Chris Davey Leo 28 pts 2 PB
80
 
  5  =  Douglas Cameron Taurus 28 pts 2 PB
61
 
  17  38  Andrew Dale Pisces 28 pts 2 PB
54
 
  4  39  Simon Gosney Gemini 24 pts 1 PB
72
 
  17  40  Joseph Palmer Aquarius 23 pts 2 PB
71
 
  17  41  Kevin Brown Taurus 23 pts 1 PB
69
 
  4  42  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer 8 pts 1 PB
57
 
  4  43  Chris Pratt Aquarius 5 pts 1 PB
48
 
  SCORE  
                 

This year's teams' championship will be the same again - I'm interested in finding out which astrological star-sign is the best, so I'll be trying to coax your date of birth out of you shortly! Current standings:

  TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
  1 Leo  Leo 7 players 329 pts  
  2 Taurus  Taurus 6 players 327 pts  
  3 Aries  Aries 4 players 309 pts  
  4 Pisces  Pisces 5 players 253 pts  
  5 Libra  Libra 4 players 223 pts  
  6 Gemini  Gemini 5 players 211 pts  
  7 Cancer  Cancer 4 players 153 pts  
  8 Virgo  Virgo 2 players 82 pts  
  9 Aquarius  Aquarius 3 players 66 pts  
  10 Capricorn  Capricorn 1 player 64 pts  
  11 Sagittarius  Sagittarius 1 player 47 pts  
  12 Scorpio  Scorpio 1 player 35 pts  
  SCORE  
             

LATEST COMPETITION UPDATES: RSS feed Follow AdventCC on Twitter

07:27:08, Wed 25th Dec Heather Haslam's guess has been changed to 'gingerbread man'
21:05:54, Tue 24th Dec Twenty-four points are awarded to Håkan Wolgé, Andrew Chilcraft, Antony Brown, Emma Tuckey, Geoff Marshall, Ed Coughlan, Peter Smyth, Neil Blake, Simon Rutter, Matt Foulkes, Mike Krotosky, Chris Green, Steph Coughlan, Heather Haslam, Mark Coughlan, Jamie Appleby, Samantha Scrivin, David Wilford, Ross Turnbull, Nigel White, Damian Cook, Tom White, Matthew Frost, Matt Nunn, Lisa Seixas, Veronica White, Rosie Wallbank, Sean White, Lorna Blake, Wendy Wilford, Chris Davey, Douglas Cameron and Simon Gosney
21:05:54, Tue 24th Dec Door 24 opened, picture shows a rocking horse
13:38:24, Tue 24th Dec Jamie Appleby's guess has been changed
10:35:26, Tue 24th Dec Håkan Wolgé's guess has been changed
08:10:57, Tue 24th Dec Mike Krotosky's guess has been changed
23:18:45, Mon 23rd Dec Emma Tuckey's guess has been changed
22:17:33, Mon 23rd Dec Samantha Scrivin's guess has been changed
22:13:07, Mon 23rd Dec Samantha Scrivin's guess has been changed
21:49:05, Mon 23rd Dec Ben Procter's guess has been changed

Items uncovered so far:

  1 Snow Globe 2 Woolly Hat 3 Glove 4 Robin 5 Snowflake 6 Ice Skate  
               
  7 Wreath 8 Bell 9 Bauble 10 Christmas Tree 11 Holly 12 Cracker  
               
  13 Snowman 14 Carrot 15 Reindeer 16 Sleigh 17 Shooting Star 18 Santa  
               
  19 Candy Cane 20 Gingerbread Man 21 Stocking 22 Sweets 23 Gift 24 Rocking Horse  
               

Decisions

All decisions (disciplinary etc.), other than those to award points, are detailed publically. Please visit our decisions repository.

Random Stats

 Number of players: 43
 Number of players who can/cannot still win: 1 / 42
 Number of players who have been invited but are yet to play: 8 e.g. Al Brown. Why, Al, why? :-(
 Number of points remaining: 0

And to end off this mammoth page, a few subnotes. Have a look at the all-time stats page. Not many stats mind you, just a constantly updating all-time performance table. Clicking a player name in either the current standings or the stats table gives you a player profile page, showing their past performances in the ACC and a little picture just cos. And finally the rules in full. Subject to change of course...