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 14, 2011

California Commemorative Cup

The California Commemorative Cup took place yesterday, the first time it was open to competitors throughout the entire state of California. Twenty-four teams showed up for the games and it seemed that a fun, although a cold and wet day was had by all. The weather was an issue from the start as a thirty percent chance of showers were forecast for the afternoon. With all of the latest computer and radar storm tracking, the prognosticators were not off by very much at all. After lunch the small drizzle turned into larger drops and by late afternoon during the final match, it was raining enough to turn the terrain into areas of large puddles. Even with all of the inclement weather trying to impede the competition, the die-hards trudged on until the last point was played.
After the "dust had settled" the winners emerging were:

FIRST PLACE: Alain Gusella & Phimprapha Nielsen
SECOND PLACE: Jean Claude Bunand & Verena Rytter

CONSOLANTE FIRST PLACE - Hans Kurz & Lisa Vaughan
CONSOLANTE SECOND PLACE - Larry & Christine Cragg

LPM would like to thank all of those who journeyed from afar to make the event as enjoyable as it turned out to be.

Click here to view the slideshow.

1 comment:

Tiare said...

It really was an adventure; but next will be sure to bring le vin chaud!!!!!! :-D