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.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Last week, LPM opened it's 2011 season with quite a well-attended tournament. The weather, although not from the onset, actually acquiesced and decided to cooperate with a sunny day after all. Twenty-two doubles teams from many parts of the bay area competed, and seemed to enjoy the competition present.

Click on here to view a slide show of the day's events.

The winners of the tournament were:
First Place: Gilles Karpowicz & Barbara Hall
Second Place: Jean-Claude Etallaz & Claudie Chourré
Third Place: Alain Gusela & Phim Nielsen
Fourth Place (Tie): John & Joss Kraurer
William Widmaier & Tiaré Ferrari

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