Old rule, New rule?

Did you know you must use an Alert Card even for announcements?  This is from the ACBL website under definitions:

ANNOUNCEMENT.  Part of the ACBL’s Alert procedure. An Announcement is
one word or a short phrase that tells the opponents directly the meaning of
partner’s call.  When bidding boxes are used, the “Alert” strip is tapped also.
For example,  after a natural 1NT opening bid, the partner of the bidder will
say aloud, “15 to 17.”
PBC WILL BE ENFORCING THIS OLD/NEW RULE

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