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, October 10, 2008

World Championships

By Los Angeles Pétanque Club Reporter, Diana Jacobs

The excitement is building as the National Women’s Pétanque team warms up for a weekend in Samsun, Turkey. Sandra Bonneville (LAPC), Antonia Chavez (VOMPC), Diana Jacobs (LAPC) and Erin McTaggart (VOMPC) will be representing the United States in the World Championship. Our own Sandra will be competing in the shooting competition as well. Mary Albright is the Chief of the Delegation. Click here to see streaming video and updates on the event. We hope to get a glimpse of our ladies doing their all out best in the beautiful port city of Samsun on the Black Sea.
The Men’s National Pétanque team; Christian Triay (LAPC), Thuan Nguyen (LAPC), Pascal Corchia (LBDD) and Mai Nguyen will be representing the United States in Dakar, Senegal in November. Robert Pierre (LAPC) is the Chief of the Delegation accompanying them to the World Championship.
Click here to read more about the 44th World Championship in Dakar, Senegal.

For the complete edition of the latest L.A. Pétanque Reporter, click here.

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