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 Advent Calendar Challenge 

Hello and welcome to the 2015 Advent Calendar Challenge!

Yet again, my plans to redesign and overhaul the site have failed, so it's the same old 2001 design of my website. I'm not sure promising to do it is worth anyone's time anymore... Anyway, if you are new to it all, let me explain.

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 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 import points about choosing your guess:

Good Luck!

  CURRENT STANDINGS  
     1  Antony Brown Libra 121 pts 7 WR  
     2  Neil Blake Aries 93 pts 6 PB  
  1  3  Peter Smyth Gemini 79 pts 5 PB  
  2  4  Ross Turnbull Libra 78 pts 4 PB  
  4  5  Simon Rutter Capricorn 74 pts 4 PB
80
 
  4  6  Lorna Blake Scorpio 73 pts 5 PB
104
 
  4  7  Sebastian Maudling Leo 73 pts 4 R  
  4  8  Veronica White Aquarius 71 pts 4 PB  
  4  9  Matt Nunn Taurus 69 pts 4 PB  
  4  =  William Keppel Cancer 69 pts 4 R  
  5  11  Samantha Myers Sagittarius 66 pts 4 PB  
  6  12  Mark Coughlan Taurus 63 pts 4 PB
82
 
  6  13  Nigel White Pisces 61 pts 4 PB  
  6  14  Sean White Leo 60 pts 3 PB
60
 
  8  15  Damian Cook Libra 57 pts 4 PB
85
 
  13  16  Joseph Palmer Aquarius 56 pts 4 PB  
  12  17  Al Brown Leo 55 pts 3 PB  
  11  18  Matthew Frost Aries 53 pts 3 PB  
  11  19  Mike Krotosky Cancer 51 pts 4 R  
  8  20  Dave Byrd Pisces 51 pts 3 R  
  8  21  Jenny McGinn Scorpio 49 pts 3 R  
  10  22  Lisa Seixas Leo 46 pts 2 PB
55
 
  8  23  Geoff Marshall Leo 43 pts 4 PB
70
 
  7  24  Andrew Chilcraft Aries 41 pts 3 PB
76
 
  4  25  Jade Baines Virgo 35 pts 3 PB  
  4  26  Andrew Dale Pisces 35 pts 2 PB
54
 
  3  27  Wendy Scrivin Libra 33 pts 3 PB
59
 
  18  28  Ben Procter Cancer 32 pts 2 PB
115
 
  4  29  Lisa Turner Pisces 32 pts 2 R  
  4  30  Lorraine Craggs Cancer 29 pts 2 R  
  4  31  Gemma Morgan Scorpio 29 pts 2 PB
74
 
  2  32  Tom White Gemini 25 pts 2 PB
49
 
  2  33  Chris Green Leo 23 pts 2 PB
46
 
  2  34  Steph Foulkes Pisces 22 pts 1 PB
56
 
  2  =  David Wilford Taurus 22 pts 1 PB
29
 
  2  =  Chris Davey Leo 22 pts 1 PB  
  1  37  M. Asim Omar Libra 21 pts 2 PB
43
 
  1  38  Christina Dale Gemini 20 pts 1 PB
45
 
  1  39  Alfie Cochrane Pisces 16 pts 1 PB  
  1  =  Vicki Pipe Taurus 16 pts 1 PB  
  1  41  Ruth Hardy Gemini 15 pts 2 R  
  1  42  Peter Lupton Pisces 15 pts 1 R  
  1  43  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer 13 pts 2 PB
57
 
  1  44  Håkan Wolgé Taurus 13 pts 2 PB
17
 
  1  45  Mollie Warner Virgo 11 pts 1 R  
  1  46  Kevin Brown Taurus 10 pts 1 PB
63
 
     47  Andy Nicholls Scorpio 2 pts 1 PB
45
 
     48  Ramani Armstrong Taurus 0 pts 0 PB
38
 
  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 ×7 322 pts  
  2 Libra  Libra ×5 310 pts  
  3 Pisces  Pisces ×7 232 pts  
  4 Cancer  Cancer ×5 194 pts  
  5 Taurus  Taurus ×7 193 pts  
  6 Aries  Aries ×3 187 pts  
  7 Scorpio  Scorpio ×4 153 pts  
  8 Gemini  Gemini ×4 139 pts  
  9 Aquarius  Aquarius ×2 127 pts  
  10 Capricorn  Capricorn ×1 74 pts  
  11 Sagittarius  Sagittarius ×1 66 pts  
  12 Virgo  Virgo ×2 46 pts  
  SCORE  
             

LATEST COMPETITION UPDATES: RSS feed Follow AdventCC on Twitter

09:44:41, Thu 24th Dec Twenty-four points are awarded to Antony Brown, Neil Blake, Peter Smyth, Ross Turnbull, Simon Rutter, Lorna Blake, Sebastian Maudling, Veronica White, Matt Nunn, William Keppel, Samantha Myers, Mark Coughlan, Nigel White, Sean White, Damian Cook, Dave Byrd, Jenny McGinn, Lisa Seixas and Ben Procter
09:44:41, Thu 24th Dec Door 24 opened - picture shows Santa
00:45:32, Thu 24th Dec Ben Procter has changed his guess
23:06:46, Wed 23rd Dec Ross Turnbull has changed his guess
22:55:14, Wed 23rd Dec Veronica White has changed her guess
22:39:39, Wed 23rd Dec Nigel White has changed his guess
22:34:13, Wed 23rd Dec Sean White has changed his guess
21:28:47, Wed 23rd Dec Geoff Marshall has changed his guess
20:44:07, Wed 23rd Dec Peter Smyth has changed his guess
20:24:37, Wed 23rd Dec Matt Nunn has changed his guess

Items uncovered so far:

  1 Wreath 2 Snowman 3 Robin 4 Holly 5 Stocking 6 Tree, Car
&
Reindeer
 
               
  7 Rocking Horse 8 Candy Cane 9 Santa 10 Gift 11 Teddy 12 Angel  
               
  13 Sleigh 14 Toy Train 15 Reindeer 16 Elf 17 Poinsettia 18 Teddy  
               
  19 Snowman
&
Sledge
20 Star 21 Snowflake 22 Bell 23 Teddy 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: 48
 Number of players who can/cannot still win: 1 / 47
 Number of players who have been invited but are yet to play: 11 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...