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.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

5th Annual Pétanque America Open

Here's a great video of how beautiful, convivial and just plain FUN pétanque can be.
Filmed at the 5th annual Pétanque America Open in Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida, there were some 128 teams from  approximately 11 countries and 22 states competeing yet spending one of the greatest weekends of the year one can have playing pétanque.
Thanks to Philippe Boets, The Amelia Island Boules Club, All of the Volunteers, The Food Vendors and Local Restaurants, The Cities of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island,  Heritage and 8 Flags of Amelia Airport Transportations, The Hampton Inn & Suites and many others who made this fantastic weekend possible for all of us.