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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!

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  CURRENT STANDINGS  
  4  1  M. Asim Omar Libra  wreath  5 pts 1 PB
43
 
  1  2  Andrew Dale Pisces  toy train  3 pts 1 PB
54
 
  1  =  Sean White Leo teddy 3 pts 1 PB
60
 
  1  4  Joseph Palmer Aquarius bauble 2 pts 1 PB
56
 
  1  5  Al Brown Leo gift 1 pt 1 PB
55
 
  1  6  Antony Brown Libra holly 0 pts 0 PB
121
 
  1  =  Neil Blake Aries holly 0 pts 0 PB
93
 
  1  =  Peter Smyth Gemini snowman 0 pts 0 PB
79
 
  1  =  Christina Dale Gemini gift 0 pts 0 PB
45
 
  1  =  Sebastian Maudling Leo teddy 0 pts 0 PB
73
 
  1  =  Samantha Myers Sagittarius bell 0 pts 0 PB
66
 
  1  =  Matt Nunn Taurus snowman 0 pts 0 PB
69
 
  1  =  Mark Coughlan Taurus bauble 0 pts 0 PB
82
 
  1  =  Michelle Mckay Libra teddy 0 pts 0 R  
  1  =  Lorna Blake Scorpio bauble 0 pts 0 PB
104
 
  1  =  Simon Rutter Capricorn holly 0 pts 0 PB
80
 
  1  =  Kevin Brown Taurus gift 0 pts 0 PB
63
 
  1  =  Steph Foulkes Pisces bell 0 pts 0 PB
56
 
  1  =  Hugo Yap Pisces holly 0 pts 0 R  
  1  =  Ellie Awford Gemini reindeer 0 pts 0 R  
  1  =  Nigel White Pisces snowflake 0 pts 0 PB
61
 
  1  =  Jenny McGinn Scorpio angel 0 pts 0 PB
49
 
  1  =  Tom White Gemini snowflake 0 pts 0 PB
49
 
  1  =  Veronica White Aquarius robin 0 pts 0 PB
71
 
  1  =  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer christmas tree 0 pts 0 PB
57
 
  1  =  Ben Procter Cancer holly 0 pts 0 PB
115
 
  1  =  Jade Baines Virgo bell 0 pts 0 PB
35
 
  1  =  David Wilford Taurus gift 0 pts 0 PB
29
 
  1  =  Dave Byrd Pisces holly 0 pts 0 PB
51
 
  1  =  Andy Nicholls Scorpio candy cane 0 pts 0 PB
45
 
  1  =  Alfie Cochrane Pisces stocking 0 pts 0 PB
16
 
  1  =  Chris Green Leo bell 0 pts 0 PB
46
 
  1  =  Chris Davey Leo robin 0 pts 0 PB
22
 
  1  =  Ross Turnbull Libra hat 0 pts 0 PB
78
 
  1  =  Andrew Chilcraft Aries holly 0 pts 0 PB
76
 
  1  =  Damian Cook Libra bauble 0 pts 0 PB
85
 
  1  =  Mike Krotosky Cancer child 0 pts 0 PB
51
 
  1  =  Matthew Frost Aries robin 0 pts 0 PB
53
 
  1  =  Håkan Wolgé Taurus holly 0 pts 0 PB
17
 
  1  =  Lisa Seixas Leo christmas pudding 0 pts 0 PB
55
 
  1  =  Lorraine Craggs Cancer stocking 0 pts 0 PB
29
 
  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 Libra  Libra ×5 5 pts  
  2 Leo  Leo ×6 4 pts  
  3 Pisces  Pisces ×6 3 pts  
  4 Aquarius  Aquarius ×2 2 pts  
  5 Capricorn  Capricorn ×1 0 pts  
  = Cancer  Cancer ×4 0 pts  
  = Scorpio  Scorpio ×3 0 pts  
  = Virgo  Virgo ×1 0 pts  
  = Gemini  Gemini ×4 0 pts  
  = Aries  Aries ×3 0 pts  
  = Sagittarius  Sagittarius ×1 0 pts  
  = Taurus  Taurus ×5 0 pts  
  SCORE  
             

LATEST COMPETITION UPDATES: RSS feed Follow AdventCC on Twitter

13:35:55, Mon 5th Dec Five points awarded to M. Asim Omar
13:35:55, Mon 5th Dec Door 5 opened - picture shows a wreath
10:59:57, Mon 5th Dec Michelle Mckay has changed her guess to 'teddy'
20:56:26, Sun 4th Dec Nigel White has changed his guess to 'snowflake'
12:11:06, Sun 4th Dec Door 4 opened - picture shows a sleigh
01:31:21, Sun 4th Dec Joseph Palmer has changed his guess to 'bauble'
23:32:23, Sat 3rd Dec Chris Green has changed his guess to 'bell'
21:40:24, Sat 3rd Dec Sean White has changed his guess to 'teddy'
18:45:10, Sat 3rd Dec Three points are awarded to Andrew Dale and Sean White
18:45:10, Sat 3rd Dec Door 3 opened - picture shows a toy train

Items uncovered so far:

  1 Car 2 Cracker 3 Toy Train 4 Sleigh 5 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: 41
 Number of players who can/cannot still win: 41 / 0
 Number of players who have been invited but are yet to play: 11 e.g. Glen Bryant. Why, Glen, why? :-(
 Number of points remaining: 285

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...