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, June 20, 2010

Women's and Junior World Qualifiers

Greetings all,

On July 17 & 18, Marin will be hosting the Women’s World Qualifier and Junior’s World Qualifier. Attached, you will find the entry form, tournament rules, meal reservation form and hotel information.
The attached entry form and tournament rules apply to the Women’s Qualifier.
All junior candidates should declare their intention to participate with Sport Director, Ed Porto, by email edporto@sbcglobal.net by email
no later than July 1st.
*Please note: While the Junior Tournament registration is being handled by Ed Porto,
we will need the food reservation for Juniors and accompanying adults made through Marin at the address on the meal reservation form.
In addition to the Qualifiers, there will be “Open” Tournaments held both days. There will be a Select Doubles on Saturday and Select Triples on Sunday.
* Registration for the Open Tournaments end at 10:00 AM both days.
* Entry fee will be $8.00 with 100% returned as prize.
LPM will provide coffee and pastry each morning. Lunch information is on the attached flyer – and is available to participants and guests – by pre-paid reservation.
The Saturday dinner is also open to participants and guests – by pre-paid reservation.
If you have any questions, you can contact me by email at petanque.marin@gmail.com or by phone (415) 302-5069.
Registration and reservations will be made through our Secretary/Treasurer, Alain Efron, at the address on the attached entry and reservation forms.
Tournament registration and food reservation deadline: Monday, July 12, 2010.
Please pass this on to any of your members who may wish to participate.

Best regards,

Christine Cragg
President, La Pétanque Marinière

P.S. Please be sure to bring your club banner to display at the terrain.

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OFFICIAL 2010 FPUSA TITLE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM


EVENT: Women’s World Championship Qualification Tournament
HOST: La Petanque Mariniere DATE: July 17-18, 2010
PLACE: Pierre Joske Courts, Armory Drive @ Civic Center Drive, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
This event will determine the U.S. Team for the F.I.P.J.P. 2011 Women’s World Championship.*
1. All participants must have been an FPUSA member for 3 months prior to the event AND must not have been a member of any other Federation since 2006. Members who did not renew by April 17 are not eligible.
2. Each team must include at least 2 U.S. citizens by birth or naturalization. The 3rd member may be a non-citizen provided that s/he has not been a member of any other Federation since 2006, and s/he is in possession of official documentation showing that his/her principal residence is the United States.
3. Pre-Registration with full payment is required for this event by the closing date noted above.
4. Every non-citizen participant must submit a copy of his/her official INS residency documentation with this form. All players must sign this form below verifying US Citizenship or Residency before the tournament begins. There will be no exceptions. In the event any contestant falsifies the Pre-Registration Form, she will be disqualified and will be suspended from participation in any FPUSA Title Tournament for a period of 3 years.
5. Every Participant must bring his/her Federation Card and can be asked to produce it before or during play.
*6. Winners have the honor and obligation to represent the U.S.A. at the 2011 Women’s World
Championship. (Please refer to FPUSA Bylaw regulations for more details.)
NOTE: As of the release date of this entry form, the 2011 Women’s World Championship is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Vietnam (host city & dates TBD). Updates will be released as information becomes available.
CLOSING DATE: Received by Monday, July 12, 2010.
(Late registrations accepted solely at discretion of the Tournament Director.)
ENTRY FEE: $ 105.00 per team (Check payable to: La Pétanque Marinière)
CHECK-IN: 8:00-8:30 A.M. (All Players must be present)

All players are required to wear team shirts of the same color and style for the second day of the competition. Teams shirts on the first day are encouraged but optional. Please see complete set of rules and guidelines for this competition.
Host questions? Please contact: Christine Cragg, 415.302.5069, or email petanque.marin@gmail.com
Sport questions? Please contact: Ed Porto 707.953.5497, or email edporto@sbcglobal.net
Please detach and complete this form and remit, with team entry fee and proof of residency if required, to:
Alain Efron, 23 WINDSTONE DRIVE, San Rafael CA 94903

CAPTAIN PLAYER 1 PLAYER 2
NAME_________________________________________________________________________

CITIZEN RESIDENT_______________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE (req’d by July 17)______________________________________________________

CLUB__________________________________________________________________________

PHONE_________________________________________________________________________

EMAIL_________________________________________________________________________



Host questions? Please contact: Christine Cragg, 415.302.5069, or email petanque.marin@gmail.com
Sport questions? Please contact: Ed Porto 707.953.5497, or email edporto@sbcglobal.net
All players are required to wear team shirts of the same color and style for the second day of the competition. Teams shirts on the first day are encouraged but optional. Please see complete set of rules and guidelines for this competition.
Please detach and complete this form and remit, with team entry fee and proof of residency if required, to:
Alain Efron, 23 Windstone DRIVE, San Rafael, CA 94903

FPUSA WWCQT 2010
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Hotel Information for the Women’s World Qualifier and Junior World Qualifier


July 17 & 18, 2010
Hotels are listed in order of their proximity to the Courts.
1) Embassy Suites
101 McInnis Pkwy
San Rafael, CA
415-499-9222
www.embassysuites.com (location San Rafael)

2) Four Points Sheraton
1010 Northgate Dr
San Rafael, CA
415-479-8800
www.fourpoints.com (location San Rafael)

3) Villa Inn
1600 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA
415-456-4975
www.villainn.com

4) Colonial Inn
1735 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA
415-453-9188
reservation: 888-785-2111
www.colonialinnmarin.com

5) Courtyard by Marriott
2500 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA
415-925-1800
reservation: 800-321-2211
www.marriott.com/SFOLL

6) Marin Suites Hotel
45 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA
415-924-3608
reservation: 800-362-3372
www.marinsuites.com

7) Best Western Petaluma
http://www.bestwesterncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-petaluma-inn

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Women’s World Qualifier and Junior World Qualifier July 17 – 18, 2010 Meal Reservations


This reservation form is for Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday dinner. All meals must be reserved – for players and guests.
Please indicate number of meals required, beside player or guest.
* If a vegetarian meal is desired please circle the ‘V’ next to the number of meals ordered.
There will be water and sodas available for purchase during both days of tournaments – please bring change.
Saturday Dinner Menu
Rotisserie Chicken + Vegetarian Pasta + Green Bean Salad
Mixed Salad + Fromage + Baguette
Wine + Sodas
Please mark all meal reservations on the form below and mail to:
Alain Efron at 23 Windstone Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
Print this page, Detach here, and send along with your check made payable to La Pétanque Marinière.
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Saturday Lunch # of Meals Cost per meal Total
Free for Qualifier Participants _______ V x free =
Open Tournament Participants
and Guests $5.00 _______ V x 5.00 = __________
Sunday Lunch # of Meals Cost per meal Total
Lunch Available for Purchase
$5.00 per person _______ V x 5.00 = __________
Saturday Dinner # of Meals Cost per meal Total
Adults _______ V x 15.00 = __________
Juniors _______ V x 10.00 = __________

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