In fact, the lack of formality has made it more fun than ever. Last week's event, which raised £16,000 for Nabs, was compered by Grey's Garry Lace.
The combination of his witty repartee and his fat wallet got things off to a good start. He made Grey begin the competition on minus five points. This year, you could buy a point for £200, so he dug deepish and produced £1,000 for the charity.
The mood was good and not tempered by the discovery made mid-competition by both Grey and Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners that they had been unsuccessful in the pitch for Intelligent Finance - au contraire, DLKW's Tom Knox felt moved to buy a week's golfing in La Manga for £3,500.
There was a nail-biting tie-breaker between Grey and Initiative at the end. Nail-biting for Lace, that is, who feared that a Grey win would look like a Lace stitch-up (he was still the Nabs chairman at the time, after all). Luckily for him, Initiative pulled through and emerged the winner.