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.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Great news For Pétanque in San Francisco


Pétanque court proposal sets out for support in implementing a new court in San Francisco's Panhandle Park with use of the community opportunity funds grant.
The French game pétanque and the Italian version bocce ball are  games with growing popularity. Michael Varner, pétanque player of five years and Panhandle neighbor, is a member of La Boule d’Or, the oldest formal pétanque club in the U.S., and needs support in his proposal for new courts.
There are two locations in the City where there are bocce ball courts already: La Playa Park at Judah and La Playa, and Aquatic Park at Fisherman’s Wharf. La Boule d’Or has terrain in Golden Gate Park also, near 36th Avenue, but the remote location hinders its growth and popularity, says Varner. He is looking to have a more centralized location.
For the rest of the article, click here.

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