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, August 3, 2008

kiwi updates

USA Tour 2008: NZ Seniors

The Seniors won their second competition in the USA. Playing the against the Oakhurst Petanque Club. they won 81 - 34. Morning session results: Mixed Triples 27 - 18; Mixed Doubles 18 - 6. Afternoon session results: Mixed Triples 30 - 0; Men's Doubles 2 - 6; Womens Double's 4 - 4.

The NZ Seniors have been defeated in their final competition against LA. They played 5 rounds and were trailing by 13 points (21 - 34) early in the third round. They battled on to reduce the deficit to 6 points going into the final round. Unfortunately they lost the last three games in round 5 resulting in a 48 - 57 victory to LA. Trevor said that despite the result the team thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.

Report from Diane Findlay

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