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, May 27, 2014

Pétanque events in June

NorCal Inter-regional Mixed Triples, June 8th, Rancho Cordova CA
Hosted by Le Club Francais de Sacramento
Open to players from all regions.
Go here for entry forms

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NorCal Regional Select Doubles, June 22nd,  Sonoma CA  
Hosted by the Valley of the Moon Petanque Club 
Open to NorCal players only. 
Go here for entry forms.

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National Men's Singles, June 28th, Portland OR   
Hosted by the Portland Petanque Club
Go here for entry forms.  

National Women's Singles, June 28th, Portland OR, 
Hosted by the Portland Petanque Club
Go here for entry forms.

National Mixed Triples, June 29th, Portland OR, 
Hosted by the Portland Petanque Club
Go here for entry forms.

The Portland Petanque Club has released hospitality information.
You can find that here.
Directions to the club are here.
Download your Saturday dinner reservation form here

Valley of the Moon Pétanque - June Bug Jamboree


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pétanque events July



Northwest Inter-regional Mixed Doubles, July 26th, Edmonds, WA
Hosted by the Seattle Petanque Club
Open to FPUSA players from all regions.
 Go here for tourney info and entry forms.

Northwest Inter-regional Men's Doubles, July 27th, Edmonds, WA
Hosted by the Seattle Petanque Club
Open to FPUSA players from all regions.

Northwest Inter-regional Women's Doubles, July 27th, Edmonds, WA
Hosted by the Seattle Petanque Club
Open to FPUSA players from all regions.
Go here for tourney info and entry forms

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Central Region FPUSA "Open" Singles, July 26th, Denver, CO
Hosted by the Mile High Petanque Club
Open to all FPUSA and non-FPUSA players.
Lessons and promotional activities. Entry forms and hospitality info coming soon.

Central Inter-regional Select Doubles, July 27th, Denver, CO
Hosted by the Mile High Petanque Club
Open to FPUSA players from all regions. 
Lessons and promotional activities. Entry forms and hospitality info coming soon.

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And on August 2nd & 3rd...
Men's and Women's World Qualifiers, hosted by Lamorinda Petanque Club.
Entry forms, regulations and hospitality info coming soon.

NOTE ON QUALIFIERS:  
Qualifiers are open to all FPUSA players with at least 90 days of membership. Other membership, residency and citizenship requirements apply. Please contact National Sport Director Ernesto Santos if you need these details. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Useful Links

Listed below are a few Petanque websites that you might find interesting and useful.  Please check them out -  with them you can hook up with partners, download Title tournament registration forms, or just keep up with what is going on with our favorite sport.
Etienne, Dan and many others have put long hours into creating these tools for us to use.  Please do see what they are all about.  If for some reason the link does not work, you can copy and paste the address into your browser and get there that way.


FPUSA Website

FPUSA Blog for the latest in news
http://www.fpusa.blogspot.com/

Site for photos from FPUSA club events

Landing Spot - to look for tournament information and partner finder

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lamorinda Pétanque Club - Regional Men's Singles and Women's Singles



On Sunday, 18 May the Lamorinda Petanque Club will be hosting
two tournaments:

FPUSA NorCal Men's Inter-Regional Singles Tournament 

and

FPUSA NorCal Women's Inter-Regional Singles Tournament 

and a Google map of how to get there

Map

We look forward to seeing you on our newly resurfaced pistes!

If you have any questions you can send an email
or contact Etienne on 925 891 4756

LPM - May 11, Select Doubles