Congrats man! Now you are moving up!
Who cares how you win. Guy didn't want to show, so you deserve it. Think of it as respect.
I wish I could play as many tourneys as you. Right now I'm relegated to one a month because Georgia does mostly Jr. tourneys. Next year, I'll travel more. Small time at first for money reasons, but it's a start.
Far as you go though, just keep up your winning streak. You never know how far you can take things.
I applaud you.