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 03:01:58, Wednesday 20.06.2018 
 Advent Calendar Challenge 

The evenings are drawing in, the weather getting colder and Christmas merchandise has been available for months now. It must be time for the return of that old favourite, the Scriv Productions Online Advent Calendar Challenge!

If you are new to the whole concept of the ACC, as we afficionados like to refer to it, let me explain. The Advent Calendar Challenge is a fun yearly competition run on the site, where players are invited to guess what pictures might possibly crop up behind the windows on my advent calendar 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 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003 competitions to see what went on.

Right, if you played last year you should have a PIN in your inbox, and you can get started by submitting your guess in the form below (cookie login rememberance system coming soon!). If you didn't play last year and want to play, apply for a PIN by emailing advent-calendar.challenge@scrivproductions.co.uk. 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. Your guess need not be unique but must be kept clean (this is a family competition!). The eventual winner, as ever, gets a top secret special prize. Good luck everyone!

  FINAL STANDINGS  
  1  Simon RUTTER DU 66 pts PB  
  2  Gemma MORGAN BE 53 pts PB  
  3  Mark COUGHLAN K 44 pts    
  4  Ross TURNBULL OX 41 pts    
  5  M. Asim OMAR WY 40 pts PB  
  6  Thomas WHITE CM 35 pts PB  
  7  Elizabeth COUGHLAN K 32 pts PB  
  8  Christina BELL K 31 pts    
  9  Andy GREEN OX 30 pts PB  
  10  Grace FREELEY CH 28 pts    
  11  David WILFORD SY 20 pts    
  12  Alex “Melon” OSBORN WY 19 pts    
  13  Andrew DALE K 18 pts PB  
  14  Andy MARSON CH 18 pts    
  15  May BIERLICH L 13 pts    
  16  Dan BYRON K 13 pts    
  17  Simon ATTWOOD CM 7 pts PB  
  18  Wendy SCRIVIN SY 1 pt    
  19  Matthew SCRIVIN K 0 pts    
  20  Alessandro TURATI L 0 pts    
  SCORE  

This year's team's championship will take the form of a county championship, though to even it out it will be based on residence rather than birthplace. Current standings:

  COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS  
  1  KENT K 138 pts  
  2  OXFORDSHIRE OX 71 pts  
  3  COUNTY DURHAM DU 66 pts  
  4  WEST YORKSHIRE WY 59 pts  
  5  BERKSHIRE BE 53 pts  
  6  CHESHIRE CH 46 pts  
  7  CAMBRIDGESHIRE CM 42 pts  
  8  SOUTH YORKSHIRE SY 21 pts  
  9  LONDON L 13 pts  
  SCORE  

Pictures uncovered:

  1 ANGEL 2 TOY TRAIN 3 HAT 4 SANTA 5 SNOWFLAKE 6 GIFT  
               
  7 STAR 8 ROBIN 9 BAUBLE 10 HOLLY 11 CANDLE 12 BELL  
               
  13 SNOWMAN 14 REINDEER 15 TEDDY 16 CROWN 17 CHRISTMAS
PUDDING
18 CRACKER  
               
  19 TREE 20 MISTLETOE 21 WREATH 22 LOG FIRE 23 SOLDIER 24 STOCKING  
               

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...