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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!

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  CURRENT STANDINGS  
  6  1  Jenny McGinn Scorpio  mistletoe  32 pts 3 PB
83
 
  1  2  Simon Gosney Gemini bauble 28 pts 2 PB  
  1  3  Ben Procter Cancer star 27 pts 2 PB
115
 
  1  4  Håkan Wolgé Taurus cake 19 pts 2 PB
88
 
  1  5  Steph Foulkes Pisces cake 18 pts 2 PB
103
 
  1  =  Andy Nicholls Scorpio  angel  18 pts 2 PB
45
 
  1  7  Chris Davey Leo  angel  17 pts 2 PB
80
 
  22  8  Matt Nunn Taurus  mistletoe  16 pts 1 PB
69
 
  1  9  Simon Rutter Capricorn bauble 15 pts 1 PB
88
 
  1  =  Douglas Cameron Taurus gift 15 pts 1 R  
  1  =  Iain MacNaughton Capricorn  candy cane  15 pts 1 PB
22
 
  1  =  Lorraine Craggs Cancer  candy cane  15 pts 1 PB
39
 
  1  13  Veronica White Aquarius bauble 14 pts 1 PB
71
 
  1  14  William Keppel Cancer  angel  13 pts 1 PB
69
 
  1  =  Gagandeep Singh Bharij Cancer  angel  13 pts 1 PB
57
 
  1  =  Joseph Palmer Aquarius  angel  13 pts 1 PB
71
 
  1  =  Lisa Seixas Leo bauble 13 pts 1 PB
58
 
  1  18  Glen Bryant Virgo star 12 pts 2 PB
25
 
  1  19  Nigel White Pisces xmas tree 12 pts 1 PB
98
 
  1  =  Antony Brown Libra star 12 pts 1 PB
121
 
  1  21  Andrew Chilcraft Aries child 11 pts 2 PB
110
 
  1  22  Tom White Gemini elf 10 pts 2 PB
82
 
  1  23  Emma Tuckey Aries bauble 9 pts 2 PB
41
 
  1  24  Al Brown Leo  bell  8 pts 1 PB
101
 
  1  =  Neil Blake Aries child 8 pts 1 PB
93
 
  1  =  Edward Haslam Leo elf 8 pts 1 R  
  1  27  Peter Smyth Gemini gift 7 pts 2 PB
79
 
  1  28  Sean White Leo child 6 pts 1 PB
91
 
  1  =  Damian Cook Libra bauble 6 pts 1 PB
85
 
  1  30  Jade Baines Virgo xmas tree 4 pts 1 PB
58
 
  1  31  Nina Dale Gemini gift 0 pts 0 PB
76
 
  1  =  Samantha Scrivin Sagittarius bauble 0 pts 0 PB
85
 
  1  =  Mark Coughlan Taurus bauble 0 pts 0 PB
93
 
  1  =  Andrew Dale Pisces gift 0 pts 0 PB
54
 
  1  =  Wendy Wilford Libra xmas tree 0 pts 0 PB
59
 
  1  =  Lorna Blake Scorpio elf 0 pts 0 PB
104
 
  1  =  Kevin Brown Taurus gift 0 pts 0 PB
69
 
  1  =  David Wilford Taurus elf 0 pts 0 PB
40
 
  1  =  Dave Byrd Pisces elf 0 pts 0 PB
51
 
  1  =  Geoff Marshall Leo gift 0 pts 0 PB
70
 
  1  =  Chris Green Leo xmas tree 0 pts 0 PB
67
 
  1  =  Rich Davis Cancer wreath 0 pts 0 PB
36
 
  1  =  Ross Turnbull Libra gift 0 pts 0 PB
78
 
  1  =  Matthew Frost Aries child 0 pts 0 PB
120
 
  1  =  Mike Krotosky Cancer cake 0 pts 0 PB
51
 
  1  =  Chris Pratt Aquarius child 0 pts 0 PB
48
 
  1  =  Matt Foulkes Leo xmas tree 0 pts 0 R  
  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 Cancer  Cancer ×6 68 pts  
  2 Leo  Leo ×8 52 pts  
  3 Scorpio  Scorpio ×3 50 pts  
  = Taurus  Taurus ×6 50 pts  
  5 Gemini  Gemini ×4 45 pts  
  6 Capricorn  Capricorn ×2 30 pts  
  = Pisces  Pisces ×4 30 pts  
  8 Aries  Aries ×4 28 pts  
  9 Aquarius  Aquarius ×3 27 pts  
  10 Libra  Libra ×4 18 pts  
  11 Virgo  Virgo ×2 16 pts  
  12 Sagittarius  Sagittarius ×1 0 pts  
  SCORE  
             

LATEST COMPETITION UPDATES: RSS feed Follow AdventCC on Twitter

23:03:56, Sun 16th Dec Glen Bryant has changed their guess to 'star'
21:19:31, Sun 16th Dec Sixteen points are awarded to Jenny McGinn and Matt Nunn
21:19:31, Sun 16th Dec Door 16 opened, picture shows mistletoe
20:57:41, Sun 16th Dec Ben Procter has changed their guess to 'star'
15:49:10, Sun 16th Dec Douglas Cameron has changed their guess to 'gift'
13:43:51, Sun 16th Dec Douglas Cameron has changed their guess to 'gift'
08:54:40, Sun 16th Dec Simon Gosney has changed their guess to 'bauble'
08:39:04, Sun 16th Dec Simon Rutter has changed their guess to 'bauble'
21:44:16, Sat 15th Dec Glen Bryant has changed their guess to 'cake'
20:17:36, Sat 15th Dec Fifteen points are awarded to Simon Gosney, Ben Procter, Simon Rutter, Douglas Cameron, Iain MacNaughton and Lorraine Craggs

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  
         

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: 47 / 0
 Number of players who have been invited but are yet to play: 6 e.g. Simon Attwood. Why, Simon, why? :-(
 Number of points remaining: 164

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...