DIARY: (B)Rainey Kelly's best pip Banks Hoggins in the NABS Brain Game

Adland's grey matter jostled competitively to be crowned the brain

of Britain at the annual NABS Brain Game last week.

Hopeful contenders - all doubtless hoping for a peek at the compere Bob

Holness's quiz sheet - scribbled frantically as various teams edged up

the score board.

However, it soon became clear that two teams were hurtling for the

number one spot. Yes - gasp! - Banks Hoggins O'Shea/FCB and Rainey Kelly

Campbell Roalfe/Y&R were thrown into a sudden-death playoff.

With all on the edges of their seats, the two teams sent their charges

to answer Holness's killer question: "Name the computer virus of April

2000." "I love you," Tony Harris, RKCR/Y&R's star player, answered


Of course, Campaign staffers' input obviously helped the winning


No such joy for Banks Hoggins' Sven Olsen. "Two bites at a cherry and we

end up chewing the pip," he said ruefully.

At least he wasn't with WACL, who staggered in at last place.