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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

boules, bier und brats - VOMPC

Hello Dearest Petanque Enthusiasts,

Don’t miss this the Valley of the Moon Pétanque Club Oktoberfest Celebration and tournament this Saturday, October 22. It’s a casual tournament with a focus on fun – perfect for beginners and intermediates as well as the more experienced. Newcomers are absolutely welcome and I encourage you to bring friends who might enjoy our sport.

Behind the grill will be the inimitable* Hans Kurz, famous for his sauerkraut as well as his authentic lederhosen and accent! There are a few spots left for the lunch – sign up right away on the website (vompc.org) or on the hotline (707-343-9465). Lunch includes homemade sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, bratwurst, smoked pork chops and complimentary beer. Wow!

Hope to see you there!


Tournament Director, Peter Mathis

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