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.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

play pétanque on-line

Visit the side-bar for a new feature of the LPM blog.... on-line pétanque. The throw of the cochonnet and boule is controlled by placing the cursor over them, clicking left while pulling pulling back, then letting go. When you pull back, an arrow juts out from in front of the player indicating the trajectory. Moving the cursor at this point allows for a change of trajectory, ie. the left-handed players throw better when aimed slightly to the right. A Jouer!

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