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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!

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  CURRENT STANDINGS  
     1  Edward Haslam Leo gingerbread man 11 pts 2 PB
91
 
     2  Simon Rutter Capricorn  ice skate  9 pts 2 PB
88
 
  11  3  Chris Green Leo  wreath  7 pts 1 PB
67
 
  11  =  Antony Brown Libra  wreath  7 pts 1 PB
121
 
  2  5  Emma Tuckey Aries gingerbread man 6 pts 2 PB
41
 
  2  6  Matt Nunn Taurus  ice skate  6 pts 1 PB
79
 
  2  =  Andrew Dale Pisces sweets 6 pts 1 PB
54
 
  2  =  Matt Foulkes Leo cracker 6 pts 1 PB
86
 
  2  9  Veronica White Aquarius bauble 5 pts 1 PB
101
 
  2  =  Chris Pratt Aquarius  snowflake  5 pts 1 PB
48
 
  2  11  Wendy Wilford Libra rocking horse 4 pts 1 PB
59
 
  2  =  Geoff Marshall Leo candy cane 4 pts 1 PB
70
 
  2  =  Chris Davey Leo rocking horse 4 pts 1 PB
80
 
  2  =  Matthew Frost Aries carrot 4 pts 1 PB
120
 
  2  =  Douglas Cameron Taurus rocking horse 4 pts 1 PB
61
 
  2  16  Tom White Gemini rocking horse 0 pts 0 PB
112
 
  2  =  Nina Dale Gemini shooting star 0 pts 0 PB
76
 
  2  =  Rosie Wallbank Gemini carrot 0 pts 0 PB
23
 
  2  =  Samantha Scrivin Sagittarius gift 0 pts 0 PB
85
 
  2  =  Mark Coughlan Taurus bauble 0 pts 0 PB
93
 
  2  =  Neil Blake Aries candy cane 0 pts 0 PB
93
 
  2  =  Lorna Blake Scorpio holly 0 pts 0 PB
104
 
  2  =  Kevin Brown Taurus gift 0 pts 0 PB
69
 
  2  =  Peter Smyth Gemini gingerbread man 0 pts 0 PB
79
 
  2  =  Sean White Leo carrot 0 pts 0 PB
91
 
  2  =  Jamie Appleby Virgo bauble 0 pts 0 R  
  2  =  Heather Haslam Pisces holly 0 pts 0 R  
  2  =  Steph Coughlan Pisces carrot 0 pts 0 PB
103
 
  2  =  Andrew Chilcraft Aries holly 0 pts 0 PB
110
 
  2  =  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer bell 0 pts 0 PB
57
 
  2  =  Ben Procter Cancer holly 0 pts 0 PB
115
 
  2  =  Jade Baines Virgo holly 0 pts 0 PB
58
 
  2  =  David Wilford Taurus gift 0 pts 0 PB
40
 
  2  =  Simon Gosney Gemini carrot 0 pts 0 PB
72
 
  2  =  Joseph Palmer Aquarius bauble 0 pts 0 PB
71
 
  2  =  Rich Davis Cancer bauble 0 pts 0 PB
36
 
  2  =  Ross Turnbull Libra sweets 0 pts 0 PB
78
 
  2  =  Damian Cook Libra gingerbread man 0 pts 0 PB
85
 
  2  =  Mike Krotosky Cancer sleigh 0 pts 0 PB
65
 
  2  =  Nigel White Pisces sweets 0 pts 0 PB
98
 
  2  =  Håkan Wolgé Taurus holly 0 pts 0 PB
88
 
  2  =  Lisa Seixas Leo shooting star 0 pts 0 PB
58
 
  GUESS 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 32 pts  
  2 Libra  Libra 4 players 11 pts  
  3 Aries  Aries 4 players 10 pts  
  = Taurus  Taurus 6 players 10 pts  
  = Aquarius  Aquarius 3 players 10 pts  
  6 Capricorn  Capricorn 1 player 9 pts  
  7 Pisces  Pisces 4 players 6 pts  
  8 Gemini  Gemini 5 players 0 pts  
  = Sagittarius  Sagittarius 1 player 0 pts  
  = Scorpio  Scorpio 1 player 0 pts  
  = Virgo  Virgo 2 players 0 pts  
  = Cancer  Cancer 4 players 0 pts  
  SCORE  
             

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14:51:50, Sat 7th Dec Seven points are awarded to Chris Green and Antony Brown
14:51:50, Sat 7th Dec Door 7 opened, picture shows a wreath
10:53:41, Sat 7th Dec Jamie Appleby has changed their guess to 'bauble'
23:01:14, Fri 6th Dec Andrew Dale has changed their guess to 'sweets'
22:20:53, Fri 6th Dec Matt Foulkes has changed their guess to 'cracker'
17:34:53, Fri 6th Dec Edward Haslam has changed their guess to 'gingerbread man'
15:13:57, Fri 6th Dec Six points are awarded to Edward Haslam, Simon Rutter, Matt Nunn, Andrew Dale and Matt Foulkes
15:13:57, Fri 6th Dec Door 6 opened, picture shows an ice skate
22:36:29, Thu 5th Dec Veronica White has changed their guess to 'bauble'
19:16:43, Thu 5th Dec Geoff Marshall has changed their guess to 'candy cane'

Items uncovered so far:

  1 Snow Globe 2 Woolly Hat 3 Glove 4 Robin 5 Snowflake 6 Ice Skate  
               
  7 Wreath  
   

Decisions

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

Random Stats

 Number of players: 42
 Number of players who can/cannot still win: 42 / 0
 Number of players who have been invited but are yet to play: 8 e.g. Jenny McGinn. Why, Jenny, why? :-(
 Number of points remaining: 272

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...