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.

Friday, July 11, 2008

kiwis triumph

a big thanks to chef Frank and his crew!




While I was not able to participate in the main event, I did have the pleasure of playing with and against several of our New Zealand friends during the Saturday games, and watch the competition on Sunday. It was a most delightful weekend. As you have already heard - the Kiwis took first place - but we made them work for it! I want to say 'Thank You' to the hard-working VOMPC members who did a fabulous job and also a big thanks to the Marin crew who went into action when the thirsty, hungry boulists descended upon our not-yet-ready aperitif table. Here are a few photos from the awards ceremony. Christine Cragg

they play boule and they sing great too!








great job Ed!












Mary & Trevor - USA & New Zealand










Charlie and friends / our new-New Zealand friends!

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