I understand the importance of keeping Tournaments moving but the first round of this particular tournament took six months to complete, so after having waited all this time it are concerned. For this reason I will not be entering any more tornaments with a 3 day timeout. [/b]
A stand-in is not permitted, so this is never going to fly.
The auto-tournament timeout was demanded by the community shortly after tournaments were introduced, and the rules are quite clear.
Hopefully though, the introduction of the timebank means that it will still be possible for you to play 3 day timeouts - no tournaments are created without a timebank allocation anymore. So, with time, this problem should occur less frequently.