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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ninth Annual Bastille Day Petanque Event in Brooklyn on July 10th and in TriBeCa on July 14th

NEW YORK, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/

-- This July marks the ninth year of the Bastille Day Petanque event held on Smith Street, in Brooklyn, while for the second year launching in TriBeCa along West Broadway. The 60+ multi-cultural teams will compete on the packed sand courts, as the music, magician, amazing food, cold beverages, and the summer sun all gather around.

Spectators will once again mill about the booths of local businesses, chow down on Bar Tabac or Cercle Rouge specialties and sip on a Classic Ricard due to the work of this tournament's event series founders: Bette Stoltz of SBLDC, the Bar Tabac and Robin des Bois restaurants.

For the complete article, click here.

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