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Hello and welcome to the 2018 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 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  Tom White Gemini 112 pts 7 PB  
     2  Veronica White Aquarius 101 pts 5 PB  
     3  Edward Haslam Leo 91 pts 5 R  
     4  Matt Foulkes Leo 86 pts 4 R  
     5  Lorna Blake Scorpio 83 pts 4 PB
104
 
     6  Steph Foulkes Pisces 81 pts 5 PB
103
 
  1  =  Håkan Wolgé Taurus 81 pts 5 PB
88
 
     8  Simon Rutter Capricorn 81 pts 4 PB
88
 
     9  Matt Nunn Taurus 79 pts 4 PB  
  1  10  Nigel White Pisces 76 pts 4 PB
98
 
  1  11  Simon Gosney Gemini 72 pts 4 PB  
  3  12  Mark Coughlan Taurus 65 pts 3 PB
93
 
  2  =  Mike Krotosky Cancer 65 pts 3 PB  
  4  14  Douglas Cameron Taurus 61 pts 3 R  
  7  15  Andrew Chilcraft Aries 56 pts 4 PB
110
 
  9  16  Peter Smyth Gemini 53 pts 4 PB
79
 
  9  17  Neil Blake Aries 53 pts 3 PB
93
 
  8  18  Jenny McGinn Scorpio 52 pts 4 PB
83
 
  8  19  Sean White Leo 51 pts 3 PB
91
 
  9  =  Ben Procter Cancer 51 pts 3 PB
115
 
  10  21  Nina Dale Gemini 46 pts 2 PB
76
 
  10  =  Andrew Dale Pisces 46 pts 2 PB
54
 
  10  =  Kevin Brown Taurus 46 pts 2 PB
69
 
  10  =  Ross Turnbull Libra 46 pts 2 PB
78
 
  11  25  Matthew Frost Aries 45 pts 2 PB
120
 
  12  26  Chris Green Leo 43 pts 2 PB
67
 
  14  27  Samantha Scrivin Sagittarius 42 pts 2 PB
85
 
  12  28  Chris Davey Leo 39 pts 3 PB
80
 
  12  29  Andy Nicholls Scorpio 38 pts 3 PB
45
 
  15  30  Antony Brown Libra 36 pts 2 PB
121
 
  12  31  Lorraine Craggs Cancer 35 pts 2 PB
39
 
  12  32  William Keppel Cancer 33 pts 2 PB
69
 
  12  =  Lisa Seixas Leo 33 pts 2 PB
58
 
  11  34  Glen Bryant Virgo 32 pts 3 PB  
  11  35  Emma Tuckey Aries 30 pts 3 PB
41
 
  7  36  Damian Cook Libra 26 pts 2 PB
85
 
  7  37  Jade Baines Virgo 23 pts 2 PB
58
 
  7  38  Geoff Marshall Leo 22 pts 1 PB
70
 
  3  39  Chris Pratt Aquarius 21 pts 1 PB
48
 
  2  40  Wendy Wilford Libra 19 pts 1 PB
59
 
  1  41  David Wilford Taurus 17 pts 1 PB
40
 
  1  =  Dave Byrd Pisces 17 pts 1 PB
51
 
  1  43  Iain MacNaughton Capricorn 15 pts 1 PB
22
 
  1  44  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer 13 pts 1 PB
57
 
  1  =  Joseph Palmer Aquarius 13 pts 1 PB
71
 
     46  Al Brown Leo 8 pts 1 PB
101
 
     47  Rich Davis Cancer 0 pts 0 PB
36
 
  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 ×8 373 pts  
  2 Taurus  Taurus ×6 349 pts  
  3 Gemini  Gemini ×4 283 pts  
  4 Pisces  Pisces ×4 220 pts  
  5 Cancer  Cancer ×6 197 pts  
  6 Aries  Aries ×4 184 pts  
  7 Scorpio  Scorpio ×3 173 pts  
  8 Aquarius  Aquarius ×3 135 pts  
  9 Libra  Libra ×4 127 pts  
  10 Capricorn  Capricorn ×2 96 pts  
  11 Virgo  Virgo ×2 55 pts  
  12 Sagittarius  Sagittarius ×1 42 pts  
  SCORE  
             

LATEST COMPETITION UPDATES: RSS feed Follow AdventCC on Twitter

13:45:47, Mon 24th Dec Twenty-four points are awarded to Tom White, Veronica White, Edward Haslam, Matt Foulkes, Lorna Blake, Steph Foulkes, Hakan Wolge, Simon Rutter, Matt Nunn, Nigel White, Simon Gosney, Mike Krotosky, Mark Coughlan, Douglas Cameron, Andrew Chilcraft, Peter Smyth, Neil Blake, Sean White, Ben Procter, Nina Dale, Andrew Dale, Kevin Brown, Ross Turnbull, Matthew Frost, Chris Green and Antony Brown
13:45:47, Mon 24th Dec Door 24 opened, picture shows a star
09:22:08, Mon 24th Dec Jade Baines has changed their guess
00:34:25, Mon 24th Dec Nina Dale has changed their guess
23:57:22, Sun 23rd Dec Ross Turnbull has changed their guess
16:24:10, Sun 23rd Dec Edward Haslam has changed their guess
15:16:52, Sun 23rd Dec Neil Blake has changed their guess
15:16:16, Sun 23rd Dec Neil Blake has changed their guess
14:26:13, Sun 23rd Dec Matt Foulkes has changed their guess
12:00:34, Sun 23rd Dec Mike Krotosky has changed their guess

Items uncovered so far:

  1 Robin 2 Wreath 3 Cracker 4 Holly 5 Candle 6 Car  
               
  7 Jack-in-the-box 8 Bell 9 Log Fire 10 Turkey 11 Santa 12 Snowflake  
               
  13 Angel 14 Santa Hat 15 Candy Cane 16 Mistletoe 17 Elf 18 Cake  
               
  19 Xmas Tree 20 Bauble 21 Child 22 Gift 23 Nativity 24 Star  
               

Decisions

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

Random Stats

 Number of players: 47
 Number of players who can/cannot still win: 1 / 46
 Number of players who have been invited but are yet to play: 6 e.g. Simon Attwood. Why, Simon, 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...