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.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Los Angeles/Topanga Canyon Event


Dear petanqueurs friends,



Please come to play at the exciting open doublette (2 players) petanque event in Los Angeles California.

WHERE: The tournament will take place in a fantastic location resembling Provence in Topanga Canon, a still”rural” area of Los Angeles. A charming bar restaurant is readily accessible from the court surrounded by the verdant vegetation of the canyon. Froggy’s is just a couple of miles from the Pacific Ocean and Malibu



The tournament is a doublette tournament open to anyone, a true open tournament.

The participation is $100 per team.
Team that have lost will be able to buy back (reenter the tournament) twice for a $40 extra fee each time they want to reenter (2 buy back maximum).Buy back are only possible before the quarter finals.

PRICES are $1500 + some of the entry fees depending of the participation.

DATE: 06/09/2012- tournament starts at 10:30 am-Inscriptions are open until 10 am.

LOCATION: Froggy's Topanga Fish Market Restaurant
1105 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

ORGANIZERS AND CONTACTS: JEANNOT ZANELLA  818 259-1218
                                                         FELIX LEGRAND       310 339 5945
Feel also free to email at grouveyrol@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.

The tournament is organized outside of the FPUSA

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