I will paint the scenario as simply as i can.
Club matchplay championships. I win Round 1. All good.
I have great difficulty arranging Round 2 match. My opponent is unavailable to play the first weekend, because he elects to play in a tournament elsewhere. I am overseas working the next week, unable to play on the second Saturday, and the Sunday morning...but am willing to play the Sunday afternoon as soon as I fly back in. Opponent again not available. Round 2 match is supposed to be played by that Sunday.
Knowing that the Round 3 match needs to be completed by the following weekend (and it would be unfair on the R3 opponent to delay things), my R2 opponent and I flip a coin to see who progresses. I win.
I play against R3 opponent. I win. R3 opponent contacts be 24hrs later to say that the club is going to DQ both myself and my R2 opponent because we did not complete our game "on time". There is no doubt that R3 opponent more than a little unhappy about losing, despite the R3 match being completed by the nominated date. And there is no doubt he contacted one of his mates on the commitee to complain. If the R3 match had not been completed inside the nominated time frame, then I would be very comfortable with being DQd (given one of the players was available to play all week).
No conditions of completion ever published. On the draw sheet, there are is a heading that matches must be completed by the nominated date.
So what are the rules here?
In addition to the rules, the overarching (or is it underpinning) issue here is, who is at fault when two golfers cannot organise their schedules to play a game of match play golf.