I think you misunderstood the new rule...this has been changed to make the process much easier and more serious for every player. Please note the change again:
Unplayed Matches are considered “null matches”: No points will be awarded to either contestant in the case of unplayed matches. However, serious Players in all Divisions, will be awarded a Match Win (and 3 Points) on presentation of a Win Claim supported by Valid Attempts. The Losing Player will get 1 Point.
Accordingly, No Free Wins anymore, the Win will only be awarded to the Player according the the Win Claim Rules at http://www.eliters.com/games/league/question.asp?lid=main&q=2634
If you are a serious player, then you have the ability to file a win claim if there are unplayed matches.