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.

Monday, July 7, 2008

kiwis triumph in sonoma

It seemed that players and spectators alike, all had an enjoyable time yesterday in Sonoma as the 24 member New Zealand contingent, uniformly attired in their snappy pétanque shirts, took on the Americans in the 60 and over tournament. The weather was spectacular and all were in good spirits. Unfortunately for the Americans, victory was not to be ours, yet the loss did little to dampen the enthusiasm and enjoyment of a wonderful group of people getting together to play pétanque. It was quite something to realise that such a large group of players travelled so far to play pétanque with us. Thank you, Kiwis, you were all a delight. La Pétanque Marinière wishes you a pleasant stay in California. Also a big thanks to Frank Pipal, chef extrodinaire, for slaving over the delicious paella dinner. The Valley of the Moon pétanque club is to be commended for co-hosting such a warm and hospitable affair.
Watch the Slideshow Here


Tom said...

Just to let you know how much we like the photos. Looks just fantastic, and I love the pictures of all that amazing food. Would you allow me to take the images off your blog for a permanent display on one of our NZ websites? Cheers from a very cold and wintry New Zealand. -Tom.

La Petanque Mariniere said...

hi tom.
we're glad that you like the fotos. please, by all means, share them with your friends and fellow boulistes.