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Hello stats fans, and those who have found their way here by accident. There's not a lot of statistics I can provide you with really - I only store people's final scores in competitions - so behold, below, the all time ACC performance leagues! This year there is a table based on total score - the definitive all-time league table. Below it is a table based upon mean scores, so those of you who haven't been playing as long can have a bit more to shout about!

How a player's 2020 performance has affected their position in the all-time table is show next to, with appropriate colour coding, their position in the tables.

ALL TIME PERFORMANCE LEAGUE (by total score)
  1  Simon Rutter 60 58 54 3 66 4 80 4 24 1 17 1 46 4 16 1 33 2 32 3 74 4 87 4 88 5 81 4 64 5 146 9 1026 54
  2  Mark Coughlan 14 50 75 5 56 3 82 5 47 2 24 1 17 2 24 1 42 2 63 4 83 5 93 5 65 3 53 3 100 5 888 46
  3  Antony Brown 109 6 24 1 33 2 38 2 83 4 32 2 52 3 121 7 66 3 42 2 36 2 105 6 121 7 862 47
  4  Ross Turnbull 6 22 43 3 41 3 37 3 51 3 65 3 24 1 17 1 24 1 74 4 78 4 77 4 72 4 46 2 46 2 67 3 790 41
1  5  Tom White 11 12 4 1 35 3 32 2 3 1 24 1 48 4 49 4 30 2 0 0 25 2 66 3 82 4 112 7 43 2 121 6 697 42
1  6  Lorna Blake 84 5 6 1 0 0 68 4 104 8 73 5 94 5 85 4 83 4 35 2 62 4 694 42
1  7  Neil Blake 0 0 24 1 24 1 37 2 28 2 53 3 93 6 67 3 89 5 53 3 65 3 90 6 623 35
1  8  Andrew Chilcraft 0 0 75 5 76 7 41 3 87 4 110 7 56 4 131 7 26 2 602 39
  9  Steph Coughlan 56 3 0 0 24 2 25 2 22 1 103 5 77 5 81 5 57 3 111 6 556 32
4  10  Ben Procter 18 0 0 115 7 10 1 8 1 2 1 32 2 63 3 56 4 51 3 53 3 109 6 517 31
  11  Nina Dale 45 3 31 2 26 2 40 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 39 2 42 3 20 1 17 1 76 5 46 2 40 2 88 5 513 31
3  12  Håkan Wolgé 4 1 17 1 13 2 88 4 69 4 81 5 135 7 104 5 511 29
3  13  Nigel White 0 0 0 0 24 1 46 4 61 4 75 4 98 6 76 4 46 2 77 4 503 29
1  14  Matt Nunn 66 4 43 3 39 2 0 0 69 4 64 3 14 1 79 4 41 3 75 4 490 28
3  15  Matthew Frost 20 1 3 1 36 2 23 2 53 3 120 6 79 4 45 2 42 3 39 3 460 27
3  16  Veronica White 0 0 50 5 71 4 63 3 26 2 101 5 38 3 110 6 459 28
  17  Kevin Brown 63 3 46 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 3 32 2 10 1 69 3 6 1 46 2 23 1 84 4 440 22
  18  Samantha Scrivin 50 3 66 4 60 3 85 4 42 2 47 2 85 5 435 23
1  19  Andrew Dale 1 0 5 14 1 18 1 2 1 54 3 12 1 52 4 0 0 0 0 22 2 35 2 3 1 46 4 46 2 28 2 86 5 424 29
4  20  Sean White 60 4 53 3 60 3 91 5 40 3 51 3 38 2 26 2 419 25
  21  Peter Smyth 0 0 34 2 16 1 0 0 0 0 79 5 23 1 66 3 53 4 66 3 63 4 400 23
1  22  Chris Green 46 2 23 2 53 3 67 3 43 2 60 4 92 5 384 21
1  23  Gagandeep Singh Bharij 55 3 40 2 57 3 21 2 17 1 5 1 16 2 13 2 21 1 22 1 13 1 8 1 42 3 330 23
2  24  Damian Cook 25 2 85 4 57 4 52 3 3 1 26 2 44 2 32 2 324 20
2  25  Lisa Seixas 21 2 0 0 55 3 2 1 46 2 58 3 22 1 33 2 41 2 45 2 323 18
8  26  Joseph Palmer 7 1 56 4 71 5 67 3 13 1 23 2 67 4 304 20
2  27  Gemma Morgan 53 3 54 3 26 3 35 2 0 0 0 0 14 1 74 5 29 2 285 19
  28  Wendy Wilford 18 0 22 0 0 1 1 24 1 14 1 59 4 12 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 33 3 23 1 11 1 19 1 28 2 11 1 282 18
3  29  Al Brown 12 1 0 0 0 0 23 1 11 1 55 3 70 4 101 5 8 1 280 16
2  30  David Wilford 0 12 29 2 20 2 10 1 0 0 11 2 24 2 22 1 22 1 40 3 17 1 47 2 22 1 276 18
4  31  Mike Krotosky 51 4 30 2 25 2 65 3 63 3 37 2 271 16
3  32  Jenny McGinn 49 3 80 4 83 5 52 4 264 16
3  33  Grace Marson 29 28 16 1 28 2 6 1 10 2 19 2 21 1 83 4 20 2 2 1 262 16
5  34  Ed Coughlan 21 20 1 39 2 14 1 0 0 14 2 22 1 67 3 65 4 262 14
4  35  Andy Nicholls 0 0 26 2 3 1 45 4 38 2 39 2 6 1 2 1 30 2 31 2 38 3 258 20
3  36  Geoff Marshall 45 3 70 4 0 0 43 4 22 1 67 4 247 16
13  37  Emma Tuckey 41 3 30 3 71 5 81 5 223 16
3  38  Chris Davey 0 0 0 22 1 80 4 11 1 39 3 28 2 29 2 209 13
3  39  Sebastian Maudling 73 4 89 4 43 2 205 10
3  40  Andy Marson 69 28 22 1 18 2 34 2 0 0 12 2 21 2 204 9
3  41  M. Asim Omar 4 11 19 0 0 40 3 43 3 20 3 5 1 35 2 21 2 5 1 203 15
4  42  Matt Foulkes 86 4 64 4 51 3 201 11
3  43  Anthony Smith 14 1 55 3 14 2 1 1 31 2 78 5 193 14
13  44  Simon Gosney 20 1 72 4 24 1 68 4 184 10
10  45  Edward Haslam 91 5 31 3 60 4 182 12
4  46  Jade Baines 0 0 35 3 58 3 32 2 23 2 30 2 178 12
4  47  Andy Green 16 12 1 30 2 37 3 20 1 35 2 24 2 0 0 174 11
4  48  William Keppel 69 4 46 2 23 1 33 2 171 9
4  49  Matthew Scrivin 18 20 0 12 3 0 0 20 1 16 1 24 1 44 2 14 2 0 0 0 0 168 10
3  50  Michelle Mckay 108 6 40 4 148 10
9  51  Douglas Cameron 61 3 28 2 58 3 147 8
4  52  Dave Byrd 51 3 43 2 34 2 17 1 145 8
4  53  Simon Attwood 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 29 2 22 1 66 3 0 0 1 1 19 1 144 9
3  54  Lorraine Craggs 29 2 39 2 34 2 35 2 137 8
3  55  Sarah O'Donnell 25 2 0 0 1 1 25 2 83 4 134 9
3  56  Lord Byron VII 29 21 13 1 57 3 11 1 131 5
12  57  Rosie Wallbank 23 1 38 2 67 4 128 7
4  58  Hal Rayle 24 1 59 5 44 2 0 0 127 8
3  59  Alessandro Turati 34 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 4 0 0 0 0 117 4
12  60  Heather Haslam 55 3 45 3 100 6
3  61  Steve O'Donnell 88 4 11 1 99 5
New  62  Aisling McCarthy 95 5 95 5
4  63  Chris Pratt 16 48 21 1 5 1 90 2
3  64  Ally Hickman 60 28 2 88 2
3  65  Alex Turnbull 4 1 58 4 1 1 23 1 86 7
3  66  Glen Bryant 22 2 0 0 25 3 32 3 79 8
3  67  Mark Rigg 44 3 0 0 35 2 0 0 79 5
3  68  May Bierlich 0 18 22 9 1 13 1 15 1 0 0 77 3
3  69  Elizabeth Scrivin 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 1 1 10 1 0 0 76 4
New  70  Tony Wilson 76 4 76 4
3  71  Rich Davis 36 2 0 0 29 2 8 1 73 5
5  72  Ramani Armstrong 38 2 13 1 18 1 0 0 69 4
3  73  Katie Morgan 24 1 35 2 0 0 0 0 59 3
3  74  Alex Osborn 0 23 3 19 1 16 1 0 0 58 5
2  75  Jamie Appleby 52 3 52 3
2  76  Hugo Yap 19 1 32 2 51 3
2  77  Jamie Brown 24 1 25 2 0 0 49 3
2  78  Oliver Lewis'n 45 2 45 2
2  79  Andi James 29 2 14 1 43 3
2  80  Iain MacNaughton 0 0 3 1 0 0 22 1 15 1 40 3
2  81  Vicki Pipe 0 0 10 1 13 2 16 1 39 4
2  82  Christine Turner 35 0 4 1 0 0 39 1
2  83  James Laughlin 35 2 4 1 39 3
2  84  Ornagh Higgins 29 2 10 1 39 3
2  85  Hayley Ahmad 0 0 38 4 38 4
16  86  Peter Lupton 15 1 21 1 36 2
3  87  Linda Nicholls 9 1 0 0 14 1 12 1 35 3
3  88  Alfie Cochrane 0 0 16 1 18 1 34 2
3  89  Steve Bartlett 26 3 6 1 1 1 33 5
3  90  Elizabeth Coughlan 32 2 0 0 32 2
3  91  Lisa Turner 32 2 32 2
3  92  Tony Nicholls 0 0 1 1 14 1 15 2 30 4
3  93  Heather Littlewood 28 3 28 3
3  94  Peter Lazenby 21 6 27 0
3  95  Eugenia del cid Melero 26 26 0
3  96  James Tong 4 1 0 0 0 0 21 1 25 2
3  97  Chris Bird 24 24 0
3  98  Hannah Freeley 24 24 0
New  99  Mark Ouborg 23 1 23 1
4  100  Alison Brighton 20 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 22 2
4  101  M Freeley 22 22 0
New  102  Sergio Benis 21 1 21 1
5  103  Chris Beckerton 21 21 0
5  104  Mike Stone 20 1 0 0 20 1
5  105  Andrew Foot 17 1 17 1
5  106  Ruth Hardy 15 2 15 2
4  107  Ellie Awford 15 1 15 1
4  108  Kate Henderson 13 2 1 1 0 0 14 3
4  109  Rachel Hale 11 2 11 2
4  110  Mollie Warner 11 1 11 1
4  111  Linda Olofsson 9 9 0
4  112  Simon Coulden 6 1 6 1
4  113  Stephen Ackroyd 6 1 6 1
4  114  Fran Marsh 2 1 2 1
4  115  James Choo 2 2 0
4  116  Kelly Loughnane 1 1 1 1
4  117  Sarah Scrivin 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  118  Sue Byron 0 0 0
4  119  I Freeley 0 0 0
4  120  Johnathan Hunt 0 0 0 0
4  121  Lisa Turnbull 0 0 0 0
4  122  Stephen Armstrong 0 0 0 0
4  123  Joe Harper 0 0 0 0
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 TOTAL

The table above, as I said, is the definitive all-time performance league table. However, new players join every year, and obviously are at a serious disadvantage. Hence, to give them a fighting chance, we have a similar table based upon score averaged across the number of tournaments a player has actually taken on part in. An idiosyncrasy of this table is that anyone who has scored in the past will immediately drop down the table when they enter this year's competition - but then the battle is to claw your way back up!

ALL TIME PERFORMANCE LEAGUE (by mean score)
New  1  Aisling McCarthy 95 5 95.0 5.0 (1)
New  2  Tony Wilson 76 4 76.0 4.0 (1)
1  3  Michelle Mckay 108 6 40 4 74.0 5.0 (2)
  4  Sebastian Maudling 73 4 89 4 43 2 68.3 3.3 (3)
4  5  Matt Foulkes 86 4 64 4 51 3 67.0 3.7 (3)
3  6  Andrew Chilcraft 0 0 75 5 76 7 41 3 87 4 110 7 56 4 131 7 26 2 66.9 4.3 (9)
  7  Antony Brown 109 6 24 1 33 2 38 2 83 4 32 2 52 3 121 7 66 3 42 2 36 2 105 6 121 7 66.3 3.6 (13)
3  8  Jenny McGinn 49 3 80 4 83 5 52 4 66.0 4.0 (4)
1  9  Håkan Wolgé 4 1 17 1 13 2 88 4 69 4 81 5 135 7 104 5 63.9 3.6 (8)
4  10  Lorna Blake 84 5 6 1 0 0 68 4 104 8 73 5 94 5 85 4 83 4 35 2 62 4 63.1 3.8 (11)
2  11  Samantha Scrivin 50 3 66 4 60 3 85 4 42 2 47 2 85 5 62.1 3.3 (7)
4  12  Edward Haslam 91 5 31 3 60 4 60.7 4.0 (3)
  13  Simon Rutter 60 58 54 3 66 4 80 4 24 1 17 1 46 4 16 1 33 2 32 3 74 4 87 4 88 5 81 4 64 5 146 9 60.4 3.2 (17)
2  14  Veronica White 0 0 50 5 71 4 63 3 26 2 101 5 38 3 110 6 57.4 3.5 (8)
6  15  Emma Tuckey 41 3 30 3 71 5 81 5 55.8 4.0 (4)
2  16  Steph Coughlan 56 3 0 0 24 2 25 2 22 1 103 5 77 5 81 5 57 3 111 6 55.6 3.2 (10)
3  17  Mark Coughlan 14 50 75 5 56 3 82 5 47 2 24 1 17 2 24 1 42 2 63 4 83 5 93 5 65 3 53 3 100 5 55.5 2.9 (16)
1  18  Chris Green 46 2 23 2 53 3 67 3 43 2 60 4 92 5 54.9 3.0 (7)
8  19  Sean White 60 4 53 3 60 3 91 5 40 3 51 3 38 2 26 2 52.4 3.1 (8)
5  20  Jamie Appleby 52 3 52.0 3.0 (1)
1  21  Neil Blake 0 0 24 1 24 1 37 2 28 2 53 3 93 6 67 3 89 5 53 3 65 3 90 6 51.9 2.9 (12)
  22  Nigel White 0 0 0 0 24 1 46 4 61 4 75 4 98 6 76 4 46 2 77 4 50.3 2.9 (10)
11  23  Heather Haslam 55 3 45 3 50.0 3.0 (2)
7  24  Steve O'Donnell 88 4 11 1 49.5 2.5 (2)
  25  Matt Nunn 66 4 43 3 39 2 0 0 69 4 64 3 14 1 79 4 41 3 75 4 49.0 2.8 (10)
2  26  Douglas Cameron 61 3 28 2 58 3 49.0 2.7 (3)
1  27  Ross Turnbull 6 22 43 3 41 3 37 3 51 3 65 3 24 1 17 1 24 1 74 4 78 4 77 4 72 4 46 2 46 2 67 3 46.5 2.4 (17)
4  28  Matthew Frost 20 1 3 1 36 2 23 2 53 3 120 6 79 4 45 2 42 3 39 3 46.0 2.7 (10)
5  29  Simon Gosney 20 1 72 4 24 1 68 4 46.0 2.5 (4)
7  30  Mike Krotosky 51 4 30 2 25 2 65 3 63 3 37 2 45.2 2.7 (6)
4  31  Oliver Lewis'n 45 2 45.0 2.0 (1)
3  32  Ally Hickman 60 28 2 44.0 1.0 (2)
  33  Joseph Palmer 7 1 56 4 71 5 67 3 13 1 23 2 67 4 43.4 2.9 (7)
1  34  Ben Procter 18 0 0 115 7 10 1 8 1 2 1 32 2 63 3 56 4 51 3 53 3 109 6 43.1 2.6 (12)
5  35  William Keppel 69 4 46 2 23 1 33 2 42.8 2.3 (4)
10  36  Rosie Wallbank 23 1 38 2 67 4 42.7 2.3 (3)
5  37  Geoff Marshall 45 3 70 4 0 0 43 4 22 1 67 4 41.2 2.7 (6)
1  38  Tom White 11 12 4 1 35 3 32 2 3 1 24 1 48 4 49 4 30 2 0 0 25 2 66 3 82 4 112 7 43 2 121 6 41.0 2.5 (17)
8  39  Damian Cook 25 2 85 4 57 4 52 3 3 1 26 2 44 2 32 2 40.5 2.5 (8)
1  40  Peter Smyth 0 0 34 2 16 1 0 0 0 0 79 5 23 1 66 3 53 4 66 3 63 4 36.4 2.1 (11)
5  41  Dave Byrd 51 3 43 2 34 2 17 1 36.3 2.0 (4)
4  42  Lorraine Craggs 29 2 39 2 34 2 35 2 34.3 2.0 (4)
4  43  Nina Dale 45 3 31 2 26 2 40 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 39 2 42 3 20 1 17 1 76 5 46 2 40 2 88 5 34.2 2.1 (15)
5  44  Kevin Brown 63 3 46 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 3 32 2 10 1 69 3 6 1 46 2 23 1 84 4 33.8 1.7 (13)
  45  Lisa Seixas 21 2 0 0 55 3 2 1 46 2 58 3 22 1 33 2 41 2 45 2 32.3 1.8 (10)
6  46  Anthony Smith 14 1 55 3 14 2 1 1 31 2 78 5 32.2 2.3 (6)
6  47  Lisa Turner 32 2 32.0 2.0 (1)
6  48  Hal Rayle 24 1 59 5 44 2 0 0 31.8 2.0 (4)
6  49  Gemma Morgan 53 3 54 3 26 3 35 2 0 0 0 0 14 1 74 5 29 2 31.7 2.1 (9)
6  50  Al Brown 12 1 0 0 0 0 23 1 11 1 55 3 70 4 101 5 8 1 31.1 1.8 (9)
3  51  Jade Baines 0 0 35 3 58 3 32 2 23 2 30 2 29.7 2.0 (6)
5  52  Ed Coughlan 21 20 1 39 2 14 1 0 0 14 2 22 1 67 3 65 4 29.1 1.6 (9)
3  53  Heather Littlewood 28 3 28.0 3.0 (1)
3  54  Sarah O'Donnell 25 2 0 0 1 1 25 2 83 4 26.8 1.8 (5)
3  55  Lord Byron VII 29 21 13 1 57 3 11 1 26.2 1.0 (5)
2  56  Chris Davey 0 0 0 22 1 80 4 11 1 39 3 28 2 29 2 26.1 1.6 (8)
4  57  Eugenia del cid Melero 26 26.0 0.0 (1)
3  58  Hugo Yap 19 1 32 2 25.5 1.5 (2)
3  59  Andy Marson 69 28 22 1 18 2 34 2 0 0 12 2 21 2 25.5 1.1 (8)
2  60  Gagandeep Singh Bharij 55 3 40 2 57 3 21 2 17 1 5 1 16 2 13 2 21 1 22 1 13 1 8 1 42 3 25.4 1.8 (13)
2  61  Chris Bird 24 24.0 0.0 (1)
2  62  Hannah Freeley 24 24.0 0.0 (1)
2  63  Grace Marson 29 28 16 1 28 2 6 1 10 2 19 2 21 1 83 4 20 2 2 1 23.8 1.5 (11)
6  64  Andrew Dale 1 0 5 14 1 18 1 2 1 54 3 12 1 52 4 0 0 0 0 22 2 35 2 3 1 46 4 46 2 28 2 86 5 23.6 1.6 (18)
3  65  Andy Nicholls 0 0 26 2 3 1 45 4 38 2 39 2 6 1 2 1 30 2 31 2 38 3 23.5 1.8 (11)
New  66  Mark Ouborg 23 1 23.0 1.0 (1)
4  67  Chris Pratt 16 48 21 1 5 1 22.5 0.5 (4)
4  68  M Freeley 22 22.0 0.0 (1)
4  69  Andy Green 16 12 1 30 2 37 3 20 1 35 2 24 2 0 0 21.8 1.4 (8)
3  70  Alex Turnbull 4 1 58 4 1 1 23 1 21.5 1.8 (4)
3  71  Andi James 29 2 14 1 21.5 1.5 (2)
New  72  Sergio Benis 21 1 21.0 1.0 (1)
4  73  Chris Beckerton 21 21.0 0.0 (1)
3  74  Glen Bryant 22 2 0 0 25 3 32 3 19.8 2.0 (4)
3  75  Mark Rigg 44 3 0 0 35 2 0 0 19.8 1.3 (4)
3  76  David Wilford 0 12 29 2 20 2 10 1 0 0 11 2 24 2 22 1 22 1 40 3 17 1 47 2 22 1 19.7 1.3 (14)
3  77  James Laughlin 35 2 4 1 19.5 1.5 (2)
3  78  Ornagh Higgins 29 2 10 1 19.5 1.5 (2)
3  79  Hayley Ahmad 0 0 38 4 19.0 2.0 (2)
3  80  M. Asim Omar 4 11 19 0 0 40 3 43 3 20 3 5 1 35 2 21 2 5 1 18.5 1.4 (11)
15  81  Rich Davis 36 2 0 0 29 2 8 1 18.3 1.3 (4)
2  82  Peter Lupton 15 1 21 1 18.0 1.0 (2)
5  83  Ramani Armstrong 38 2 13 1 18 1 0 0 17.3 1.0 (4)
5  84  Andrew Foot 17 1 17.0 1.0 (1)
5  85  Jamie Brown 24 1 25 2 0 0 16.3 1.0 (3)
5  86  Elizabeth Coughlan 32 2 0 0 16.0 1.0 (2)
5  87  Wendy Wilford 18 0 22 0 0 1 1 24 1 14 1 59 4 12 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 33 3 23 1 11 1 19 1 28 2 11 1 15.7 1.0 (18)
5  88  Ruth Hardy 15 2 15.0 2.0 (1)
4  89  Ellie Awford 15 1 15.0 1.0 (1)
4  90  Katie Morgan 24 1 35 2 0 0 0 0 14.8 0.8 (4)
4  91  Matthew Scrivin 18 20 0 12 3 0 0 20 1 16 1 24 1 44 2 14 2 0 0 0 0 14.0 0.8 (12)
4  92  Peter Lazenby 21 6 13.5 0.0 (2)
4  93  Simon Attwood 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 29 2 22 1 66 3 0 0 1 1 19 1 13.1 0.8 (11)
4  94  Alessandro Turati 34 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 4 0 0 0 0 11.7 0.4 (10)
4  95  Alex Osborn 0 23 3 19 1 16 1 0 0 11.6 1.0 (5)
4  96  Alfie Cochrane 0 0 16 1 18 1 11.3 0.7 (3)
4  97  Rachel Hale 11 2 11.0 2.0 (1)
4  98  Steve Bartlett 26 3 6 1 1 1 11.0 1.7 (3)
4  99  Mollie Warner 11 1 11.0 1.0 (1)
4  100  May Bierlich 0 18 22 9 1 13 1 15 1 0 0 11.0 0.4 (7)
4  101  Mike Stone 20 1 0 0 10.0 0.5 (2)
4  102  Vicki Pipe 0 0 10 1 13 2 16 1 9.8 1.0 (4)
4  103  Christine Turner 35 0 4 1 0 0 9.8 0.3 (4)
4  104  Linda Olofsson 9 9.0 0.0 (1)
4  105  Linda Nicholls 9 1 0 0 14 1 12 1 8.8 0.8 (4)
4  106  Elizabeth Scrivin 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 1 1 10 1 0 0 8.4 0.4 (9)
4  107  Iain MacNaughton 0 0 3 1 0 0 22 1 15 1 8.0 0.6 (5)
4  108  Tony Nicholls 0 0 1 1 14 1 15 2 7.5 1.0 (4)
4  109  James Tong 4 1 0 0 0 0 21 1 6.3 0.5 (4)
4  110  Simon Coulden 6 1 6.0 1.0 (1)
4  111  Stephen Ackroyd 6 1 6.0 1.0 (1)
4  112  Alison Brighton 20 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 5.5 0.5 (4)
4  113  Kate Henderson 13 2 1 1 0 0 4.7 1.0 (3)
4  114  Fran Marsh 2 1 2.0 1.0 (1)
4  115  James Choo 2 2.0 0.0 (1)
4  116  Kelly Loughnane 1 1 1.0 1.0 (1)
4  117  Sarah Scrivin 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 (2)
4  118  Sue Byron 0 0.0 0.0 (1)
4  119  I Freeley 0 0.0 0.0 (1)
4  120  Johnathan Hunt 0 0 0.0 0.0 (1)
4  121  Lisa Turnbull 0 0 0.0 0.0 (1)
4  122  Stephen Armstrong 0 0 0.0 0.0 (1)
4  123  Joe Harper 0 0 0.0 0.0 (1)
  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 MEAN

The size of the field increased quickly for the first few years and has largely plateaued since - here is the size of the field each year, and how many brand-new players contribute to it

# players (by year)
2003 0 13 13
2004 10 12 22
2005 17 9 26
2006 20 1 21
2007 18 2 20
2008 22 13 35
2009 32 5 37
2010 29 8 37
2011 32 14 46
2012 42 9 51
2013 40 4 44
2014 40 7 47
2015 38 10 48
2016 40 3 43
2017 43 4 47
2018 44 3 47
2019 41 2 43
2020 40 4 44
Returning New Total

It is known to us that at least one winner of this competition analysed window data to determine the frequency and mean appearance day of each item - something that was more useful back when players had free choice but that could be useful now. For those who cannot be bothered to do that analysis themselves, fear not - I have done it for you. This table will be expanded soon but for now:

Item stats
gift 35 Day 2 Day 14 Day 24
holly 30 Day 1 Day 11 Day 23
teddy 26 Day 2 Day 13 Day 23
santa 26 Day 1 Day 16 Day 24
snowman 25 Day 1 Day 13 Day 23
star 22 Day 1 Day 13 Day 24
robin 17 Day 1 Day 10 Day 19
bell 17 Day 1 Day 13 Day 24
stocking 17 Day 5 Day 15 Day 24
angel 16 Day 1 Day 9 Day 22
reindeer 15 Day 1 Day 12 Day 20
christmas tree 15 Day 1 Day 16 Day 24
bauble 14 Day 1 Day 11 Day 20
cracker 11 Day 1 Day 10 Day 19
snowflake 11 Day 4 Day 12 Day 22
wreath 10 Day 1 Day 7 Day 21
candle 10 Day 2 Day 11 Day 23
candy cane 10 Day 2 Day 12 Day 19
sleigh 10 Day 4 Day 14 Day 24
toy train 9 Day 1 Day 6 Day 15
christmas pudding 8 Day 4 Day 14 Day 23
car 7 Day 1 Day 7 Day 17
tree 7 Day 1 Day 8 Day 19
hat 7 Day 3 Day 13 Day 22
child 7 Day 6 Day 14 Day 23
rocking horse 5 Day 7 Day 15 Day 24
drum 5 Day 5 Day 15 Day 23
carol singer 4 Day 4 Day 10 Day 19
santa hat 4 Day 7 Day 13 Day 19
mistletoe 4 Day 10 Day 15 Day 20
elf 4 Day 16 Day 18 Day 23
jack-in-the-box 3 Day 2 Day 8 Day 15
lantern 3 Day 7 Day 9 Day 13
cottage 3 Day 3 Day 10 Day 23
spinning top 3 Day 2 Day 10 Day 20
penguin 3 Day 6 Day 14 Day 22
gingerbread man 3 Day 9 Day 16 Day 20
sledge 3 Day 14 Day 17 Day 19
squirrel 3 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19
cake 3 Day 18 Day 19 Day 21
snow globe 2 Day 1 Day 2 Day 2
woolly hat 2 Day 2 Day 6 Day 9
ice skate 2 Day 6 Day 8 Day 9
apple 2 Day 4 Day 8 Day 11
trumpet 2 Day 7 Day 10 Day 13
lamb 2 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11
kitten 2 Day 9 Day 12 Day 14
shooting star 2 Day 7 Day 12 Day 17
dog 2 Day 2 Day 12 Day 22
sweets 2 Day 8 Day 15 Day 22
log fire 2 Day 9 Day 16 Day 22
heart 2 Day 13 Day 17 Day 20
poinsettia 2 Day 17 Day 17 Day 17
crown 2 Day 16 Day 18 Day 19
log 2 Day 17 Day 18 Day 18
nativity 2 Day 13 Day 18 Day 23
soldier 2 Day 18 Day 21 Day 23
mince pie 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1
donkey 1 Day 3 Day 3 Day 3
glove 1 Day 3 Day 3 Day 3
king 1 Day 5 Day 5 Day 5
rabbit 1 Day 5 Day 5 Day 5
chicken 1 Day 6 Day 6 Day 6
three kings 1 Day 7 Day 7 Day 7
mushroom 1 Day 8 Day 8 Day 8
christmas tree 1 Day 10 Day 10 Day 10
turkey 1 Day 10 Day 10 Day 10
hedgehog 1 Day 11 Day 11 Day 11
carrot 1 Day 14 Day 14 Day 14
snow 1 Day 14 Day 14 Day 14
bear 1 Day 15 Day 15 Day 15
cupcake 1 Day 16 Day 16 Day 16
toy horse 1 Day 17 Day 17 Day 17
two birds 1 Day 19 Day 19 Day 19
biscuits 1 Day 19 Day 19 Day 19
5 days to go 1 Day 20 Day 20 Day 20
moon 1 Day 20 Day 20 Day 20
plant 1 Day 21 Day 21 Day 21
pudding 1 Day 21 Day 21 Day 21
boot 1 Day 21 Day 21 Day 21
bird 1 Day 21 Day 21 Day 21
mice 1 Day 23 Day 23 Day 23
sack 1 Day 24 Day 24 Day 24
princess 1 Day 24 Day 24 Day 24
Item Times seen Earliest Mean Latest
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