Tasmania has been chalking up some big results at the national eightball championships.
The state supplied four semi-finalists across the men's, women's and masters singles championships and then two of the six finalists.
Women's team captain Fiona Plummer narrowly missed becoming a third finalist in Albury but was delighted with the state's showing.
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"For a small state like Tasmania to have four players in semi-finals and two of those reach finals is massive because Victoria and South Australia are very tough competitors and are big states with lots of players," she said.
"It's a huge result for Tasmania."
An all-Tasmanian men's semi-final saw Hobart's Alex Pace defeat Cale Barrett, of Penguin, 9-7, while Devonport's Wayne Stubbs also made the masters final by beating Victorian Darren Waite 7-5.
Launceston hairdresser Plummer proved a cut above her rivals en route to the last four, the no.14 seed winning 4-0, 4-1, 5-2 and 6-2 before losing 7-2 to second seed Nicole Welsh, of ACT, who had seen off another Tasmanian, Hobart's Jasmine Hajduk, in the quarter-finals.
"I was playing really well and thought I had a chance of going all the way," said Plummer, who has represented Australia at four world titles in England.
"I just did not get the run of the balls and Nicole is a very good player but to make the top four of 64, I'm very proud of that."
The 51-year-old mother-of-two, who also made the semis in 2009, was named player of the 1997 carnival when she won the doubles title with Denise Millington, also of Launceston, and added the teams title in 2002.
"Singles was the only one I hadn't won so it would have been nice to complete the package."
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