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 8, 2010


The 45th Mondial of Petanque 2010 in Izmir is ready to be launched on Wednesday October 6. Halls of the International Izmir Fuar are operational to accomodate the 48 nations and teams resulting from the confederations Africa - America - Asia - Oceania & Europa (team nation = 1 delegate, 1 coach and of 4 players). The Mondial one with Petanque will include a World Championship in triplettes (eliminatory in mode System Swiss with 5 turns) and a World Championship of Shooting of which the winners will be crowned "World Champions" and will thread the shirt arc in sky. It is Hall 5 of the International fair of Izmir Fuar which will be the theatre of its matchs.
TRT television channel of Turkey will film and make transmissions of matchs as well as finales of World Triplettes and the World one of Shooting - click here for coverage.
Sport+ will diffuse the final of the 45th World Championships on Wednesday October 13 to 20:15. A repeat broadcast is envisaged on Sunday October 17 with 9:00.

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