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 Advent Calendar Challenge 

Hello and welcome to the 2016 Advent Calendar Challenge!

Did you know, this website is in the same design as a website I first made fifteen years ago? I'm going to stop promising a redesign, it is clear I don't mean it.

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 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  Matthew Frost Aries 120 pts 6 PB  
     2  Michelle Mckay Libra 108 pts 6 R  
     3  Steph Foulkes Pisces 103 pts 5 PB  
     4  Lorna Blake Scorpio 94 pts 5 PB
104
 
     5  Sean White Leo 91 pts 5 PB  
     6  Sebastian Maudling Leo 89 pts 4 PB  
     7  Håkan Wolgé Taurus 88 pts 4 PB  
     8  Simon Rutter Capricorn 87 pts 4 PB  
     =  Andrew Chilcraft Aries 87 pts 4 PB  
     10  Mark Coughlan Taurus 83 pts 5 PB  
     11  Jenny McGinn Scorpio 80 pts 4 PB  
  1  =  Chris Davey Leo 80 pts 4 PB  
     13  Ross Turnbull Libra 77 pts 4 PB
78
 
  1  14  Nigel White Pisces 75 pts 4 PB  
  1  15  Joseph Palmer Aquarius 71 pts 5 PB  
  1  16  Al Brown Leo 70 pts 4 PB  
  1  17  Kevin Brown Taurus 69 pts 3 PB  
  1  18  Neil Blake Aries 67 pts 3 PB
93
 
  1  19  Antony Brown Libra 66 pts 3 PB
121
 
  1  =  Tom White Gemini 66 pts 3 PB  
  1  21  Matt Nunn Taurus 64 pts 3 PB
69
 
  1  22  Veronica White Aquarius 63 pts 3 PB
71
 
  1  =  Ben Procter Cancer 63 pts 3 PB
115
 
  2  24  Samantha Myers Sagittarius 60 pts 3 PB
66
 
  3  25  Jade Baines Virgo 58 pts 3 PB  
  2  =  Lisa Seixas Leo 58 pts 3 PB  
  3  27  Chris Green Leo 53 pts 3 PB  
  14  28  Damian Cook Libra 52 pts 3 PB
85
 
  4  29  William Keppel Cancer 46 pts 2 PB
69
 
  6  30  Dave Byrd Pisces 43 pts 2 PB
51
 
  6  31  Lorraine Craggs Cancer 39 pts 2 PB  
  9  32  Mike Krotosky Cancer 30 pts 2 PB
51
 
  4  33  Andy Nicholls Scorpio 30 pts 2 PB
45
 
  3  34  Peter Smyth Gemini 23 pts 1 PB
79
 
  3  =  Wendy Scrivin Libra 23 pts 1 PB
59
 
  3  36  David Wilford Taurus 22 pts 1 PB
29
 
  2  37  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer 21 pts 1 PB
57
 
  2  38  Hugo Yap Pisces 19 pts 1 R  
  1  39  Alfie Cochrane Pisces 18 pts 1 PB  
  1  40  Christina Dale Gemini 17 pts 1 PB
45
 
  1  41  Ellie Awford Gemini 15 pts 1 R  
     42  M. Asim Omar Libra 5 pts 1 PB
43
 
     43  Andrew Dale Pisces 3 pts 1 PB
54
 
  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 ×6 441 pts  
  2 Libra  Libra ×6 331 pts  
  3 Taurus  Taurus ×5 326 pts  
  4 Aries  Aries ×3 274 pts  
  5 Pisces  Pisces ×6 261 pts  
  6 Scorpio  Scorpio ×3 204 pts  
  7 Cancer  Cancer ×5 199 pts  
  8 Aquarius  Aquarius ×2 134 pts  
  9 Gemini  Gemini ×4 121 pts  
  10 Capricorn  Capricorn ×1 87 pts  
  11 Sagittarius  Sagittarius ×1 60 pts  
  12 Virgo  Virgo ×1 58 pts  
  SCORE  
             

LATEST COMPETITION UPDATES: RSS feed Follow AdventCC on Twitter

18:49:49, Sun 25th Dec Joseph Palmer has changed his guess to 'santa'
15:31:42, Sat 24th Dec Joseph Palmer has changed his guess to 'santa'
14:02:15, Sat 24th Dec Twenty-four points are awarded to Matthew Frost, Michelle Mckay, Steph Foulkes, Lorna Blake, Sean White, Sebastian Maudling, Hakan Wolge, Simon Rutter, Andrew Chilcraft, Mark Coughlan, Jenny McGinn, Chris Davey, Ross Turnbull, Nigel White, Joseph Palmer, Al Brown, Kevin Brown, Neil Blake, Antony Brown, Tom White, Matt Nunn, Veronica White, Ben Procter, Samantha Myers, Lisa Seixas, Jade Baines, Chris Green, William Keppel, Dave Byrd and Mike Krotosky
14:02:15, Sat 24th Dec Door 24 opened - picture shows santa
12:45:34, Sat 24th Dec Chris Green has changed his guess
12:41:34, Sat 24th Dec Chris Green has changed his guess
08:56:25, Sat 24th Dec Ross Turnbull has changed his guess
08:13:27, Sat 24th Dec Joseph Palmer has changed his guess
07:42:50, Sat 24th Dec Al Brown has changed his guess
05:40:12, Sat 24th Dec Antony Brown has changed his guess

Items uncovered so far:

  1 Car 2 Cracker 3 Toy Train 4 Sleigh 5 Wreath 6 Child  
               
  7 Candy Cane 8 Snowflake 9 Candle 10 Bauble 11 Hat 12 Christmas
Pudding
 
               
  13 Bell 14 Angel 15 Reindeer 16 Robin 17 Star 18 Stocking  
               
  19 Holly 20 Teddy 21 Christmas
tree
22 Gift 23 Snowman 24 Santa  
               

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: 9 e.g. Geoff Marshall. Why, Geoff, 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...