Welcome to Heather Torpin-Cortez, our new Pool League Director!

Meet Heather Torpin-Cortez, our new Pool League Director!

“Heather, as our new pool league director, why don’t you introduce yourself…”

“I’m 26 years old. I was born and raised here in AZ. As for occupation I am also a server at Jesters billiards. I have been playing pool since I was 15. It started as something I could do with my dad (he has played my whole life) and I quickly found a passion for it. I picked up the game quickly and my dad decided to get me a coach. I worked with Jessie Renteria on and off for about 3 years.”

Heather Torpin-Cortez, our new Pool League Director

In June of 2016, Heather played her first NAPT Division 1 Pro Tour event in Herndon VA where she finished 9th-12th. In October of 2016 she finished 3rd at the Chinook Winds Open in Lincoln City, OR, and, also in October of that year, she won the Tiger Sin City Tour Championship in Las Vegas, NV.

Most recently in April she traveled to Philadelphia, PA for the Super Billiards Expo where she finished 5th-8th in the women’s pro event. She also won Stop #2! in May of 2017 at the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour in Gilbert!

Heather KNOWS how to play pool! “I have been playing pool at Jesters Billiards since 2015! The Diamond tables all play great! They are my favorite tables to practice on! That – combined with the friendly staff, full bar, and great food – is what has kept me coming back to Jester’s!”

“Do you have any advice for newbies at pool and billiards…”

“My advice for anyone looking to start playing pool is to have fun with it first and foremost! If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing you will never get any better! But also give it time! It isn’t something that happens overnight, but it’s well worth the wait and time you invest in the game.”

Heather can be reached by calling Jesters Billiards or by email at heathercortez90@gmail.com

All of us at Jester’s Billiards wish to extend a big “WELCOME” to Heather Torpin- Cortez, our new Pool League Director!

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Jester’s Billiards, the best sports bar for pool, billiards, darts and craft beers in Phoenix, at the intersection of two main streets, Gilbert and Baseline Rds.

Jester’s Billiards, the BEST sports bar for billiards, darts and craft beers in Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale and Phoenix! Look for us at the intersection of the main streets of Gilbert and Baseline Roads, in the Encore Plaza in Gilbert, Arizona.

Open 7 days a week, from NOON to 2 AM!
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4:00 PM to 7 PM
After 7pm: 21 and up ONLY
Before 7pm, anyone 18 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
1515 N Gilbert RD, Gilbert. AZ. 85234 –
on the SE corner of Gilbert Rd and Baseline Rd in the Encore Plaza