IRONBARK'S Geoff Grenfell has his sights on a third Commonwealth Games campaign at next year's rifle shooting events in Glasgow.
A gold medallist in the full-fore rifle shooting at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Grenfell also shot at Delhi in 2010.
Victory in the South Australia Queen's Prize, which was the ninth of his career, has put the Bendigo-based ace on top of the national leaderboard.
Grenfell said a highlight in Adelaide was another Australia Cup victory. It was his fifth of six contested this year.
"The Cup is a contest between the high-performance squad at each Queen's Prize."
Competitors aim at targets on the 300, 500, 500 yard range and then have 15 shots at the 900 and 1000 yards. "Then there is a pairs match over 1000 yards. It's a gruelling event, as is the selection process for the Games."
Highs of this year's campaign include the national Queen's Prize victory in Brisbane, and the state championship win on his home range at Wellsford Forest.
Points are awarded on a sliding scale for Queen's Prize and Australia Cup victories.
Grenfell said the disappointment from the Delhi campaign was a huge motivating factor.
"I have experienced the thrill of winning gold at the Games, and the disastrous run we had in Delhi.
Selectors will not finalise Australia's full-bore rifle shooting team for Glasgow until early next year.
A top-flight competitor for many years, Grenfell will spend more time on the range racking up the hours practising and waiting for the selectors' call.