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.

Monday, August 11, 2008

winkley memorial open

It was a picture perfect day for as equally a beautiful event yesterday, as we celebrated the life and one of the favorite pastimes of Bob Winkley. Bob was a member for the last three years, but in that time, accomplished a great deal for the club. He was a board member and resident handyman. His wife Marilyn commented that he appeared to be on his way out at the time he joined, and that playing pétanque and doing all the things he did for the club, was enough to afford him a little more time. We are all fortunate to have been the recipients of such an extension and know that La Pétanque Marinière is a richer organisation because of his presence.

Click here to watch the slideshow from yesterdays' panaché tournament.

As an added attraction, our very own Swiss Miss, Verena Rytter, serenaded us as we enjoyed the roast chicken picnic.

1 comment:

cristi hursh said...

What a great slideshow!!!!