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.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

balls...without chains

Now it’s petanque and golf in our prisons
Monday, 14 April 2008,
Press Release: New Zealand National Party

Now it’s pétanque and golf in our prisons
The Corrections Department remains sadly out of touch with what the public expects to be happening in our prisons, says National’s Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.
He is releasing an answer to a written parliamentary question in which Corrections Minister Phil Goff admits pétanque is played in some prisons and that Auckland and Wanganui Prisons have grass areas ‘that can be used for [golf] putting’...
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