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, May 9, 2012

Redwood Empire Boules Club

Hi all

Beat the heat and join us for a great weekend of petanque on the coast! Mark the weekend of June 23-24 on you calendar.

The REBC will host the 2012 Northwest Regional Men's and Women's Doubles on Sunday, June 24th, in Fort Bragg. This will be the first tournament at our new facility, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for the competition.

We invite everyone to make it a fun and relaxing weekend on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. As an enticement, we have scheduled the first annual Skip Wollenberg Memorial Open for Saturday, June 23rd. This will be a select format, so you can play with your partner for the regional, or a different partner if you like.

We are also introducing a feature that is in development, which we hope to make available for all tournaments through the FPUSA. We are calling it the "Petanque Partner Finder" for now. It is designed to help players who are looking for team partners do so easily and efficiently. Etienne Rijkheer of the Lamorinda club has done a great job developing the application. You will find a link to the "PPF" in the attached invitation, and on our website: www.redwoodempireboules.com. Even if you don't need to use it for this tournament, please take a look and give us feedback.

The attachment has a description of the events, travel and lodging information, maps, and the entry forms for each event. Everything you need to know is there. Please save the date and plan to come.

Best regards

Mickey Coughlin
President, REBC

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