It was an action-packed opening of the statewide junior Elite 8 knockout tournament at Launceston’s Elphin Sports Centre.
Launceston one progressed through to Sunday’s grand final with the city’s two other under-12s teams still in the hunt still with Logan Gibson and Brody Wallace preforming well.
In the under-12 girls, powerful North-West teams Burnie and Devonport dominated with easy victories over Launceston on their way through the bracket.
Sophie Brewer and Zoe Uko both starred for the hosts.
Penguin advanced through to the under-14s boys decider with two Launceston teams to play off in a bid to join them with Lachie Brewer and Ryley Sanders standing out.
In the equivalent girls’ age division, Devonport and Burnie are the pacesetters with Launceston still fighting to live on.
Meanwhile, Launceston’s under-16 boys are just two wins away from making the grand final with Joshua Garwood-Besanvalle and Kade Howe dominating.
Clarence and Ulverstone have been the stronger teams in the under-16 girls category with Launceston facing a do-or-die encounter against Somerset on the penultimate day.
Smithton will head into a grand final against either Launceston one or Launceston two in the under-18 boys class.
The two Launceston sides will clash for the final spot with Jackson Lowe and Thomas Foster having good weekends.
In the under-18 girls, Penguin will take on Kingston in the grand final with Lauren Wise continuing her good season.
The tournament is the first of its kind in the state with a pool system formally used.
Action continues from 8.40am on Sunday.