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.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Colorado is hosting its first open doubles pétanque tournament at Cesar Chavez Park on Saturday, May 4th! What team will win Colorado's 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Open Doubles Tournament?
A $20 dollar per person entry registration fee ($40 per team.*) will be used towards prize payouts. Tournament entry fees will be split between the top winners.
Cesar Chavez Park is located at Tennyson St. and West 41st Avenue in the Highlands area of Denver. The area is surrounded by a variety of eclectic shops, bars, and restaurants. Our award ceremony will be held just up the street at Tyg-Art & Wine at 4267 Tennyson St. #A, Denver, CO 80212.
We will be conducting the tournament according to the Swiss Scoring System. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time), games will begin at 9 a.m. or sooner. Morning games will determine seeding for a single-elimination tournament in the afternoon. In order to ensure we have the space to get all games in by lunchtime, please confirm participation by Friday, April 26th.
More details to follow.
*Registration fee may vary if additional funds for park use are required.
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P’TIT LOUIS BISTRO
OPEN 2013Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29HAYNES PARK, RIO RANCHO, NM (Across from INTEL)
New Mexico’s first international open pétanque tournamentwill be hosted by Rio Rancho Oktoberfest 2013!Players from around the world will compete for$5500 in cash prizes!
CONCOUR: 1st place $2000, 2nd place $1000, 3rd and 4th places $500
CONSOLANTE: 1st place $800, 2nd place $400, 3rd and 4th places $150
True to form, this event is being planned, confirmed, and announced on a somewhat last-minute basis. Tradition is strong.
As of this writing, the tentative and almost firm date is Sunday, February 16th. Please make a mental note and prepare to convert that to a calendar notation within the next day or so.
This has been played at a variety of locations over the years, the most recent being a beautiful overlook parking lot at Lake Sonoma. In all likelihood, that will be the case for 2013. It is a fun day of boules and pot luck food--relatively low-key in preparation for the tournament season. We will put out a short history with the "official" announcement. Stay Tuned.
Dan Feaster & Nan Walter, braved the winter cold and horrendous traffic on Hwy 1/101 to make the drive to Williams, OR in order to experience the "Winter Tournament" held by the Rogue Bouligans Petanque Club. A great time was had during the pre-tournament warmup play on the Friday evening preceding the Saturday event, and the tournament itself was a blast. Here's a link to the Bouligan's FPUSA SmugMug page, with two sets of photos. By the way, Nan's team won.
Pics from the Rogue BouligansPics from the Rogue Bouligans "Winter Tournament"
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
La Pétanque Marinière sadly announces the passing of Christine Chourré-McNamee, the daughter of our club's long-time members, Jean and Claudie Chourré. Christine left us suddenly at her home at the young age of fifty-one.