It's more than another title, with Thomas Ashmore's performance in the Oceania championships potentially determining whether the Australian rapid-fire champion takes one step closer to realising his Olympic dream.
The Canberran is targeting a quota spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games when he competes in the 25 metre rapid-fire final at the Oceania Shooting Federation championships in Sydney on Friday.
The tournament is the last chance for Australia to secure the quota spot for the Tokyo Olympics in the rapid fire category, but doesn't guarantee the winning athlete's selection.
Ashmore, an Australian rapid-fire champion, fell narrowly short of Commonwealth Games selection last year and is shooting for an Olympics berth in Tokyo.
The 23-year-old Canberran says winning the Oceania title would help him take another step towards his Olympics dream but jostles with a strong Australian team for selection.
"I'm working at it step-by-step rather than going too far into it," Ashmore said.
"I'm just focusing on what I need to do now to make sure the end goal plans out well.
"It would be one of the goals ticked off. It's one step closer [to Tokyo] which will be a relief but the Australian team is very strong so I'm going to be fighting with that one.
"[The Olympics] is highest level [most sportspeople] can represent their country. Tokyo is my next opportunity to try and do that."
Shooting Australia will hold selections for the Tokyo Olympics to fill their quota spots next year, with International Shooting Sport Federation to host the World Cup in May.
"I'm confident in my abilities but it still depends on what happens on the day," Ashmore said.
"I know I can give it my best and that's what I'll try to do for all the competition leading up [to the Olympics].
"I've stuck to the program that my coach is writing for me then coming towards the end of [the university semester] at the moment."
Ashmore was awarded the University of Canberra's Eldon and Anne Foote sporting scholarship earlier this year, which helps ease some of the pressure on his travel costs, ammunition and study.