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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Portland Pétanque Club - 2013 NW Regional Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles Tournament

The Portland Petanque Club and FPUSA are pleased to announce that the 2013 NW Regional Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles Tournament will be on July 27-28, 2013 at the Portland Petanque Club in Westmoreland Park, Portland, OR. 
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Details on daily activities, hotel suggestions, tournament registration and the separate Saturday Dinner are below. Registration fee is $50 per team per tournament. This fee and completed registration materials must be received by noon Friday, July 26. 
Regards, Steve Walker
President, PPC.
cell: 617-852-4262


FPUSA Northwest Regional Mixed Doubles
Saturday, July 27, 2013

Please note that the Men's and Women's Doubles entry forms are the same.
On the the detached portion cross out the gender that does't apply to you.

FPUSA Northwest Regional Men's Doubles 

FPUSA Northwest Regional Women's Doubles

Sunday, July 28, 2013
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To see directions and important tournament information as well as hotelsclick here


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Monday, June 17, 2013

Pétanque Tube

PetanqueTube.com is site born from the idea of creating a platform that connects players around the world. PetanqueTube is an non profite video community, run by passionate petanque players. You can share your petanque videos and watch others. Site has a YouTube integration what makes uploading really simple. If you have your video already uploaded to YouTube then you can simply submit your video with just one click 
http://www.petanquetube.com 

Kind regards from PetanqueTube team.

Valley of the Moon - Sonoma Cup Challenge


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pétanque America - New Designs from La Boule Obut

If you happen to be looking for boules that are really different, Pétanque America has recently received some new balls with fun designs from La Boule Obut. Click on PA Store to see them.



Monday, June 3, 2013

Heart Of Texas (HOT) Petanque Club Dedicates New Courts

taken from the HOT Petanque Club Blog...

What a day!  Paggi Square is now officially open for Petanque.  Yehhaaa!  Over a couple hundred people came for the opening from 10 am to noon on Saturday June first.   A big thank you to Mayor Lee Leffingwell who gave a speech about supporting  the game of Petanque and the new  fabulous courts at Paggi Square.   He also gave us the blessing by throwing a few balls.  Many kids and families got to learn the game.  Thank you to all the HOT teachers and thank you for your patience teaching  all of  those people. We now have some Olympic courts as the Mayor  mentioned it and  soon we  will put a schedule together to keep on  teaching  the community. A+ Love Arsene