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 Vice-President 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.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Filmed at the 5th annual Pétanque America Open in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida, there were some 128 teams from approximately 11 countries and 22 states competeing yet spending one of the greatest weekends of the year one can have playing pétanque.
Thanks to Philippe Boets, The Amelia Island Boules Club, All of the Volunteers, The Food Vendors and Local Restaurants, The Cities of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, Heritage and 8 Flags of Amelia Airport Transportations, The Hampton Inn & Suites and many others who made this fantastic weekend possible for all of us.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
FPUSA Northwest Regional Mixed Doubles
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Please note that the Men's and Women's Doubles entry forms are the same.
On the the detached portion cross out the gender that does't apply to you.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
To see directions and important tournament information as well as hotels, click here
Need a partner? Click Partner Finder.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Kind regards from PetanqueTube team.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
What a day! Paggi Square is now officially open for Petanque. Yehhaaa! Over a couple hundred people came for the opening from 10 am to noon on Saturday June first. A big thank you to Mayor Lee Leffingwell who gave a speech about supporting the game of Petanque and the new fabulous courts at Paggi Square. He also gave us the blessing by throwing a few balls. Many kids and families got to learn the game. Thank you to all the HOT teachers and thank you for your patience teaching all of those people. We now have some Olympic courts as the Mayor mentioned it and soon we will put a schedule together to keep on teaching the community. A+ Love Arsene
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
*2013 FPUSA Northwest Regional Men's and Women's Singles Tournaments*at their terrain at 480 St Marys Road in Lafayette, CA.(click address for map).
These are two separate Title Tournaments. The usual FPUSA one-day format will be applied:
- Single elimination Concours and Consolante games after lunch.
- 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals for the Concours winners.
- Cash prizes 1st, 2nd &3rd place winners in Concours and
-4th place Concours cash prize if there are sufficient entries.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
This site is where you will find posted information about upcoming FPUSA National and Regional Tournamentsas well as Open Tournaments. You will find Tournament Entry Forms, and if the information has been provided, accommodation and hospitality information. If a club has requested Partner Finder, you will find that as well.
Look for Pétanque Partner Finder in the LPM sidebar under NEXT TOURNAMENT.