Launceston has advanced to a showdown with Glenorchy after a convincing 55-point elimination final win over Kingborough.
Having trailed by as many 21 points in last weekend's trial run before eking out a win, the Blues led for all but five minutes of their first home final in 11 years and never looked back.
The 14.10 (94) to 5.9 (39) victory ensured best-on-ground Tim Bristow marked his 100th game with a win and secured the Blues' third semi-final appearance in as many years.
"I was really pleased with the brand of football we played," Launceston coach Mitch Thorp said after the game.
"We've set ourselves hopefully for a longer finals campaign than just one game - we really want to get our teeth into it.
"We were hopeful we could get over the line today and right into the back end of the finals series and see how far we can go."
Kicking with a healthy breeze to the health centre end, the Blues made the most of their chances early through returning duo Dylan Riley (two goals) and Jay Blackberry (three).
Casey Brown threaded a beauty from the pocket and then kick-started one of the Blues' best plays of the day, taking two bounces down the wing before Miller Hodge pinpointed a delightfully-weighted pass into Alec Wright.
The young forward converted and got loose from ex-Carlton defender Marcus Davies a second time before the break to open up a five-goal lead.
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But the Tigers weren't going to be down forever.
Ex-Hawk Kieran Lovell completed two classy finishes in three minutes midway through the second term and when Alex Bessell goaled on the run the margin was inside three goals.
The turning point came five minutes from half-time when Jacob Boyd smothered a certain Tyler Carter goal, leading to a 12-point play as Ben Killalea proved the beneficiary of a 100m penalty.
The cream then rose to the crop in the third as Launceston blew the game away.
Goals to Blackberry, Thorp, Fletcher Seymour and Jobi Harper virtually ended the contest, with Seymour finally breaking free from Lachie Watt's clutches to goal from outside 50 and Harper bulldozing two would-be tacklers, pirouetting and snapping truly.
A James Gillow speccy in the last term added another element to the highlights reel, yet it was an honest defensive performance from Simon Vandervelde that won the highest plaudits from Thorp post-game.
"To play on Michael Paul after having five goals kicked on him last week by the same opponent and keeping him goalless today shows a lot of character," Thorp said.
"You throw in young Boydy and [Jared] Dakin in his first game, Miller Hodge and [Jack] Tuthill ... I thought our boys behind the ball were really resilient and set a lot of our transition ball movement up really well."
Tigers coach Trent Baumeler praised his opposition's performance but took plenty out of his side's maiden TSL finals appearance.
The former state under-17 coach singled out a handful of defensive efforts, including Watt's tagging role, as positives in a tough loss.
"It wasn't the result we were hoping for today - I think Launny showed us a good lesson in some finals footy which is really good for our group," Baumeler said.
"I thought Lachie Gadomski was really good, he gave us plenty of run and drive and was really competitive in his one-on-ones with Dylan Riley, and Blake McCulloch was fantastic against Mitch Thorp for the second week in a row."
Baumeler said his group's challenge for 2020 was to not just make finals, but to be able to push top sides once there.
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"We can't lose sight of the things that we've achieved and the growth we've had as a group and footy club this year," Baumeler said.
"Holistically, looking at the whole year were very pleased with the strides we've made, but also know we've got a lot of hard work to improve even more again next year."
The Blues will meet Glenorchy in the state's South next weekend, with the winner to advance to a preliminary final.
Launceston has won two of its three fixtures against the Pies this season.