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 Vice-President 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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sunday August 14th

Fourth-Annual Bay Area and Beyond Inter Club Tournament

Fifth-Annual Interclub Tournament. Non-cash prizes. Bring your own lunch.

**********Pre-registration required**********

Register by e-mail at: petanque.marin@gmail.com or call Christine Cragg at 415-302-5069

Monday, July 18, 2011

Los Angeles Pétanque Club

Next weekend, at LAPC:
July 23 - SW regional men's and women's singles
July 24 - SW regional selct mixed triplets
Signup forms

Sunday, July 10, 2011

FPUSA NW REGIONAL SELECT MIXED DOUBLES - registration


click on the image, then "control" or "command P" to print

FPUSA NW REGIONAL SELECT MIXED DOUBLES - Lodging

Here is a list of hotels.

They are listed in order of their proximity to the Courts.


1) Embassy Suites 101 McInnis Pkwy 1735 Lincoln AveSan Rafael, CA San Rafael, CA

415-499-9222 www.embassysuites.com


2) Four Points Sheraton 1010 Northgate Dr San Rafael, CA

415-479-8800 www.fourpoints.com


3) Villa Inn 1600 Lincoln Ave San Rafael, CA

415-456-4975 www.villainn.com


4) Colonial Inn 1735 Lincoln Ave San Rafael, CA

415-453-9188 www.colonialinnmarin.com


5) The Panama Hotel & Restaurant 4 Bayview Street San Rafael CA

415-457-3993 www.panamahotel.com


6) Gerstle Park Inn 34 Grove Street San Rafael, CA

415-721-7611 www.gerstleparkinn.com


7) Courtyard by Marriott 2500 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA

415-925-1800 www.marriott.com


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.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

La Boule New Yorkaise at La Marseillaise

At the World's largest tournament which started this morning in Marseille:
4624 teams of 3, so 13872 players in all. One of the teams representing the USA: Ernesto, Yngve & Steve from La Boule NY won their first game 13-8. Well done guys!

Pétanque in Fresno. KQED -The California Report