I'm positive that Stitchy didn't realize that he technically qualified. I'm a 100% sure that he felt he either qualified by dint of being in stitches or because he dressed up as me (which doesn't really seem relevant).
I am sure of this because:
a) Stitchy is legend when it comes to not reading posts carefully before responding. He was planning on entering that picture before he even entered the thread
b) If he had noticed the loophole, he would have gloated about it immediately. The Stitchy we know doesn't have that sort of restraint.
I cast a vote for Stitchy as well.