I am sitting here on Kenya Airways Flight KQ 783 to Livingstone, Zambia. I am about to play my first ever Zone 4.3 individual championship. Already in Zambia is the South African Closed Champion International Master Daniel Cawdery. He has decided to participate in this zonal event because the first prize besides cash is a ticket to the FIDE World Cup in Georgia in September. He is rated about 2420 and is one the favourites for this event.