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, March 15, 2010

2010 Nor Cal Cup Results & Slideshow

The 2010 Northern California Commemorative Cup Competition was held yesterday under sunny skies after a few nail-biting days of rainy weather. There were 19 teams representing, San Francisco, Willits, Lamorinda, Petaluma, Healdsburg and of course San Rafael. A lot of intense competition ensued as the various teams fought to have their name engraved on the perpetual trophy, all of whom seemed to enjoy the diversity of engaging in play with some of those not usually able to travel to San Rafael. Five games were played with the over all winners being: Pascal Gravier and Teri Sirico. There was a tie for the second place spot between the teams of Tino Lofaro/Errin McTaggert and Ken del Gobo/Tamara Efron. The players decided upon a 9 point play off, and Ken and Tamara walked off with a surprising and exciting 9-4 victorious effort over last years defending champions to win second place.
Thanks to all who worked to make the tournament a success. Thank you to the people who helped groom the courts in the weeks before and very special bottom-of-our-heart appreciation to Jean and Emily Etcheverry for taking the appearance and maintenance duties of the courts under their wing.

To watch the slideshow of yesterdays activities,
click here

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