REBECCA Kenna may be about to downsize her cue but she is not reducing her ambitions.

The 28-year-old from Keighley reached yet another semi-final last weekend at the Eden Women's Masters in Gloucester, losing 4-1 to eventual winner Ng On Yee.

The Hong Kong potter, who has won two IBSF world titles and two WLBSA world titles, had also beaten Kenna at the same stage of the LITEtask UK Women's Championship in Leeds earlier last month.

Having switched to a longer snooker cue after previously using a pool cue, Kenna not only made breaks of 51 and 53 in reaching the last four at the South West Snooker Academy last weekend but also defeated Wales' world No 4 Laura Evans en route.

Kenna defeated world under-21 champion Emma Parker 3-0 and fellow under-21 player Stephanie Daughtery by the same score to top Group C.

The Keighley hot-shot then beat Jodie Allen 3-0 in the last 16 and Evans 3-1 in the last eight – a result which enabled her to overtake her opponent and become the world No 4.

Yet Kenna, who is sponsored by Leeds-based commercial lighting designers and distributors LITEtask and Keighley Liberal Club, plans to make more changes before her next world ranking tournament in February.

She said: "I made two breaks of over 50 with the new cue last weekend and also had a break of 58 last week for Keighley Liberal Club in the Cross Hills & District League.

"However, the switch to a cue that was two inches longer was too much of a leap in one go, so I am having one made to my own specification by Tyrone Cues in Ireland, who I do business with at my snooker shop in Keighley.

"It will be intermediate in size (between a pool cue and a snooker cue) at 56½ inches (rather than 56 inches or 58 inches) and will have a 9.5mm tip (rather than a 9.2mm tip or a 9.8mm tip).

"At least I don't have a tournament until next February – the exact venue and dates have yet to be announced – so I have plenty of time to get used to it."

The remarkably consistent Kenna is a regular semi-finalist and only Eden Masters runner-up Reanne Evans, who made a 139 total clearance at Gloucester, Yee and Maria Catalano (England) are now ahead of her in the rankings.

Kenna said: "The tournament at Gloucester went very well – but I go into every tournament wanting to win it, or at least reach the semi-finals.

"But now I need to make that step up to beating the top two of Reanne Evans and Ng On Yee. Neither of them give you many chances and you have to take them if you want to win."