WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.
The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.
Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.
If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
A message from Philippe Boets about The 2017 Petanque America Open and the Petanque America business.
I'm getting a lot of calls about the Open this year.
Our local Tourist Office (AICVB) has agreed to take over the overall organization. The competition proper will be run by Ernesto Santos & Xavier Thibaud, who did a great job last year as well. .
Dates are Nov 10/11/12 and registration starts on May 1st, at 10amET.
Some of you also know that, after 26 years (OMG, has it been thàt long, no wonder!), I want to slow down with the "24/7/365 petanque".
As of May 1st, I will be joined by Joel Woodlief, who will gradually take over the business and make sure equipment remains readily available, right here in America, from Amelia Island. Joel is new to petanque, but has lots of experience in business and marketing, and I am confident he will take very good care of the petanque community.
- the inexpensive, chrome sets, for beginners on a budget, for when lots of boules are needed, to lend out, etc...
- Obut competition boules (with the drop of the Euro, no more need to import from elsewhere as I did before).
- the new, intermediate, Obut stainless steel leisure boules. They are great value for money, in 8 designs, at $64 per set of 3. More than ever, I believe the focus for beginners should be on "good quality, middle of the road", instead of "only official boules". One of the reasons why our Amelia Island club grew so fast, and steadfastly remains among the top clubs in numbers, is that we never worry about "regulation" boules. The easier it is to get newcomers started, the better.
And we remain always open to suggestions for new, complementary items.
1438 E Oak St
Fernandina Beach - Amelia Island, FL 32034
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
* Play * Eat * Celebrate *
Bring a friend or anyone who might be interested in playing pétanque. We have some extra boules.
Note: This is not a tournament, just friendly play.
Hopefully there will be tournaments coming later this year as we get organized.
See you there!
Monday, March 13, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Thursday, December 29, 2016
If you find yourself near the courts between 12:30 and 4:00 on a Thursday afternoon, stop by and join us!
Friday, November 25, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Petanque will again be included in the Wine Country Games to be held on Saturday, June 11th, at the Valley of the Moon Petanque Club. This is a fundraiser for the Council on Aging/Meals on Wheels and is truly worth your entry. Please register at www.winecountrygames.com You must be at least 50 years young to enter.
The event is Select Doubles. You register for the Wine Country Games, and then you can enter as many venues as you can handle! One participant entered 5 sporting events! Way to go, Jean-Claude Etallaz! Antoine Lofaro and I will be defending our 2015 title!
First Prize, along with your Wine Country Games medal, is $50 Gift Certificate from The Girl and The Fig (for both participants!), a bottle of Ricard, and a bottle of wine! That's definitely worth more than your entry fee. Last year everyone walked away with something! This year the prizes again will go deep.
I hope to see you in Sonoma on June 11th. Any questions, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and note Wine Country Games in the subject line.
Wine Country Games Petanque Sports Commissioner