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 Advent Calendar Challenge 

Hello and welcome to the 2017 Advent Calendar Challenge!

(This is the last year before I overhaul this page, honest!)

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 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  Andrew Chilcraft Aries 110 pts 7 PB  
  1  2  Al Brown Leo 101 pts 5 PB  
  1  3  Nigel White Pisces 98 pts 6 PB  
  1  4  Mark Coughlan Taurus 93 pts 5 PB  
  1  5  Neil Blake Aries 89 pts 5 PB
93
 
  1  6  Simon Rutter Capricorn 88 pts 5 PB  
  1  7  Samantha Myers Sagittarius 85 pts 4 PB  
  1  =  Lorna Blake Scorpio 85 pts 4 PB
104
 
  1  9  Jenny McGinn Scorpio 83 pts 5 PB  
  1  10  Tom White Gemini 82 pts 4 PB  
  2  11  Matthew Frost Aries 79 pts 4 PB
120
 
  2  12  Steph Foulkes Pisces 77 pts 5 PB
103
 
  9  13  Christina Dale Gemini 76 pts 5 PB  
  1  14  Ross Turnbull Libra 72 pts 4 PB
78
 
  2  15  Håkan Wolgé Taurus 69 pts 4 PB
88
 
  2  16  Joseph Palmer Aquarius 67 pts 3 PB
71
 
  2  =  Chris Green Leo 67 pts 3 PB  
  3  18  Peter Smyth Gemini 66 pts 3 PB
79
 
  7  19  Ben Procter Cancer 56 pts 4 PB
115
 
  4  20  Andrew Dale Pisces 46 pts 4 PB
54
 
  3  21  Sebastian Maudling Leo 43 pts 2 PB
89
 
  1  22  Antony Brown Libra 42 pts 2 PB
121
 
     23  Emma Tuckey Aries 41 pts 3 R  
     24  Michelle Mckay Libra 40 pts 4 PB
108
 
  14  25  David Wilford Taurus 40 pts 3 PB  
  1  26  Sean White Leo 40 pts 3 PB
91
 
  14  27  Rich Davis Cancer 36 pts 2 R  
  2  28  Dave Byrd Pisces 34 pts 2 PB
51
 
  2  =  Lorraine Craggs Cancer 34 pts 2 PB
39
 
  2  30  Hugo Yap Pisces 32 pts 2 PB  
  2  31  Jade Baines Virgo 32 pts 2 PB
58
 
  2  32  Andy Nicholls Scorpio 31 pts 2 PB
45
 
  2  33  Veronica White Aquarius 26 pts 2 PB
71
 
  13  34  Mike Krotosky Cancer 25 pts 2 PB
51
 
  3  35  William Keppel Cancer 23 pts 1 PB
69
 
  3  =  Rosie Wallbank Gemini 23 pts 1 R  
  3  37  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer 22 pts 1 PB
57
 
  3  =  Iain MacNaughton Capricorn 22 pts 1 PB  
  3  =  Lisa Seixas Leo 22 pts 1 PB
58
 
  3  40  Simon Gosney Gemini 20 pts 1 R  
  3  41  Simon Attwood Cancer 19 pts 1 PB
66
 
  2  42  Matt Nunn Taurus 14 pts 1 PB
69
 
  1  43  Wendy Scrivin Libra 11 pts 1 PB
59
 
  1  =  Lord Byron VII Aries 11 pts 1 PB
57
 
  1  =  Chris Davey Leo 11 pts 1 PB
80
 
  1  46  Kevin Brown Taurus 6 pts 1 PB
69
 
  1  47  Damian Cook Libra 3 pts 1 PB
85
 
  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 Aries  Aries ×5 330 pts  
  2 Pisces  Pisces ×5 287 pts  
  3 Leo  Leo ×6 284 pts  
  4 Gemini  Gemini ×5 267 pts  
  5 Taurus  Taurus ×5 222 pts  
  6 Cancer  Cancer ×7 215 pts  
  7 Scorpio  Scorpio ×3 199 pts  
  8 Libra  Libra ×5 168 pts  
  9 Capricorn  Capricorn ×2 110 pts  
  10 Aquarius  Aquarius ×2 93 pts  
  11 Sagittarius  Sagittarius ×1 85 pts  
  12 Virgo  Virgo ×1 32 pts  
  SCORE  
             

LATEST COMPETITION UPDATES: RSS feed Follow AdventCC on Twitter

23:11:50, Mon 25th Dec Ross Turnbull has changed his guess to 'sack'
17:03:07, Sun 24th Dec Joseph Palmer has changed his guess to 'sack'
16:57:43, Sun 24th Dec Lorna Blake has changed her guess to 'sack'
16:21:41, Sun 24th Dec Twenty-four points are awarded to Al Brown, Mark Coughlan, Neil Blake, Simon Rutter, Samantha Myers, Lorna Blake, Jenny McGinn, Tom White, Matthew Frost, Steph Foulkes, Ross Turnbull, Hakan Wolge, Joseph Palmer, Chris Green, Peter Smyth, David Wilford, Rich Davis and Mike Krotosky
16:21:41, Sun 24th Dec Door 24 opened, picture shows a sack
11:54:13, Sun 24th Dec Jenny McGinn has changed her guess
08:43:22, Sun 24th Dec Joseph Palmer has changed his guess
08:09:54, Sun 24th Dec Antony Brown has changed his guess
07:57:39, Sun 24th Dec Chris Green has changed his guess
00:21:30, Sun 24th Dec Matt Nunn has changed his guess

Items uncovered so far:

  1 Christmas
Tree
2 Wreath 3 Toy Train 4 Reindeer 5 Snowman 6 Gift  
               
  7 Santa Hat 8 Star 9 Ice Skate 10 Santa 11 Stocking 12 Candle  
               
  13 Trumpet 14 Teddy 15 Drum 16 Cupcake 17 Reindeer 18 Stocking  
               
  19 Squirrel 20 Bell 21 Snowman 22 Angel 23 Cottage 24 Sack  
               

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: 4 e.g. Ellie Awford. Why, Ellie, 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...