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.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Monday, June 27, 2016
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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
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Where? The LPM terrain is located behind the Civic Center, between Jury Parking and the Dog Park.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Monday, December 28, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Visit this website( http://www.boules-sport.org/uk/ ) and register your vote of support. Let's show the world that the USA loves petanque too!
Monday, November 30, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
There are a few individuals trying their hardest to keep the club together yet with a shrinking membership and low attendance at the courts, it is indeed difficult.
For those of you who live in San Francisco and enjoy pétanque and the its’ camaraderie, please help La Boule D’Or survive by taking an interest in the club. For those of you who belong to other clubs in the Bay Area, please try to support them by attending their events. Wherever you live or play, tell your friends about the game! Invite them along! Show them how to play! Be pro-active in preserving pétanque in San Francisco! This will be the only way we can keep such a great pétanque venue from disappearing.
The next Boule D’or event, “Les Paniers de Noël, will take place, weather permitting, at the courts in Golden Gate Park on December 6th. ** Sign up before 10:30 ** Games begin at 11 AM
Carrousel Doubles / 4 games ** $8.00 to play in the tournament.
Golden Gate Park / 36th & Fulton ** Info: Alain 209-251-9157
Bring your own lunch and join us for a day of petanque in Golden Gate Park.