==============================  CFJ 2442  ==============================

    A correct Win Announcement that states that a player has a score x +
    yi such that xy >= 2500 causes that player to satisfy a Winning
    Condition, even if that Win Announcement contains extra information
    not required by the rules.


Caller:                                 ais523

Judge:                                  Murphy
Judgement:                              FALSE



Called by ais523:                       06 Apr 2009 13:33:09 GMT
Assigned to Murphy:                     07 Apr 2009 21:41:06 GMT
Judged FALSE by Murphy:                 10 Apr 2009 03:18:57 GMT


Gratuitous Arguments by ais523:

I'm particularly wondering if the announcement can itself
contain the clear labelling that it is a win announcement; I've got in
the habit of putting the label in a separate sentence, but putting it in
the same sentence would probably be clearer and look more natural.


Judge Murphy's Arguments:

"Announcement" is not explicitly defined, but Rule 478's definition of
"announces" implies that it is synonymous with "public message".

Rule 2186 defines "win announcement" as "a correct announcement
explicitly labeled as a win announcement".  It does not specify whether
this labeling must occur in the same sentence as the content required
for a specific type of win announcement, so either method is acceptable
(provided that the rule defining the specific type is similarly
non-specific, which Rule 2187 is).

That said, the statement is FALSE on a technicality.  Rule 2186 does
not define "win announcement" as an announcement that succeeds in
granting a Winning Condition, and this specific type of win announcement
fails to do so if any other players also have qualifying scores.