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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

LPM - 2016 Commemorative Cup

This tournament had been rescheduled  from March 13 to May 15, 2016 due to rain.  
Please go ahead and choose your partners - (1 man and 1 woman - Mixed Doubles).
Registration closes @ 10 am sharp and Games begin 10:30am sharp -- no exceptions!
For more information call Verena Rytter (415) 892-5034 or Liv Kraft (415) 805-8502


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sonoma Wine Country Games - 2016



Petanque will again be included in the Wine Country Games to be held on Saturday, June 11th, at the Valley of the Moon Petanque Club. This is a fundraiser for the Council on Aging/Meals on Wheels and is truly worth your entry. Please register at www.winecountrygames.com  You must be at least 50 years young to enter.

The event is Select Doubles. You register for the Wine Country Games, and then you can enter as many venues as you can handle! One participant entered 5 sporting events! Way to go, Jean-Claude Etallaz! Antoine Lofaro and I will be defending our 2015 title! 

First Prize, along with your Wine Country Games medal, is $50 Gift Certificate from The Girl and The Fig (for both participants!), a bottle of Ricard, and a bottle of wine! That's definitely worth more than your entry fee. Last year everyone walked away with something! This year the prizes again will go deep.

I hope to see you in Sonoma on June 11th. Any questions, please write to me at chezteri@earthlink.net and note Wine Country Games in the subject line.

Thank you for your support!

Teri Sirico
Wine Country Games Petanque Sports Commissioner

Thursday, April 14, 2016

RIP René Di Maio






René di Maio’s s memorial will take place:
Saturday April 30th, 11:00 am
St. Isabella's Church 
One Trinity Way, San Rafael, CA 94903


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sacramento Pétanque - Inter-Regional Mixed Doubles

Dear Regional Petanque Clubs, 

Attached is the flyer for our upcoming FPUSA Select Mixed Doubles tournament. 
The start time is half an hour earlier than our Select Triples we held on April 3rd, and the morning games will be timed. 
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or concerns you may have. 

Thank you,
Brendan Cohen
Club Francais de Sacramento
P.O. Box 1767
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-1767