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. 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.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sunday September 14
Registration ends at 11:00 a.m. !! Casual games before lunch.
Games will start after lunch at 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Menu: BBQ Lamb, white beans, salad, cheese & bread.
Free for Members in Good Standing, $13.00 for non-members.
Friends, family and guests are welcome.
Tournament entry fee $5.00 per person. No Cash Prizes
Wine awarded by raffle drawing.
Raffle for a $200.- Gift Certificate to Petanque America!!
1 ticket for $3.-, 3 tickets for $8.-, 5 tickets for $12.-
Reservations are required by the evening of Thursday, Sept. 11.
Contact Christine Cragg at 415.302.5069 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please… if you are on the road and running a little late give a Christine 415.302. 5069 or Ken 415.987.5861 a courtesy call . We will do what we can to include you in the tournament.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
August 26, 2008
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Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
August 23 & 24, 2008
$$ BIG PAYOUTS $$
Saturday August 23rd Singles
Sunday August 24th Select Doubles
Join us At the Henry Maysonnave Memorial Courts
In Depot Park, Sonoma, Home of the VOMPC, for
one or two days of exciting Petanque.
The annual Sonoma Wine Country Classic is being enhanced this year to add a Singles Tournament on Saturday, in addition to the traditional Doublet on Sunday. The Entry Fee is being raised to $20 in order to enrich the payout. The format will be 3 games before lunch and a 16 Team single elimination Concours in the afternoon. The remaining teams will play in the Consulante. There will be three prize winners in each category with payouts determined by the number of teams/players.
Sample payout…IF 30 Teams = 1st Place = $400, 2nd $200, 3rd $100
…Consulante = 1st Place = $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50
Tournament Registration ends at 9:30 a.m. Each Day
Play begins at 10:00 a.m.
You may play one or both days
Saturday...BYOL or Sandwich orders taken at sign-in $6.00
Sunday…Catered lunch $10.00
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
By Tiaré Ferrari
“The Kiwis are coming! The Kiwis are coming!” had been Carol
Marcus’s solitary mantra for months it seemed, and now they
were finally here. The New Zealand pétanque teams had arrived
from “down under” to challenge and beat the west coast
pétanque teams in Sonoma, Oakhurst, and Los Angeles...more
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
It was a picture perfect day for as equally a beautiful event yesterday, as we celebrated the life and one of the favorite pastimes of Bob Winkley. Bob was a member for the last three years, but in that time, accomplished a great deal for the club. He was a board member and resident handyman. His wife Marilyn commented that he appeared to be on his way out at the time he joined, and that playing pétanque and doing all the things he did for the club, was enough to afford him a little more time. We are all fortunate to have been the recipients of such an extension and know that La Pétanque Marinière is a richer organisation because of his presence.
Click here to watch the slideshow from yesterdays' panaché tournament.
As an added attraction, our very own Swiss Miss, Verena Rytter, serenaded us as we enjoyed the roast chicken picnic.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
by Alex Myers
The Journal News • July 13, 2008
CROTON-ON-HUDSON - More than four decades later, Jean-Luc Portal still can recall fondly the weekly competitions in his hometown village of Alzonne, located in the south of France. At the age of 9, the now 52-year-old Somers resident often had to be picked up by his father at 1 a.m. after a long day and night of bringing older men to their knees...more
Our dear friend and club member
La Pétanque Marinière will Host a Luncheon
(Roast Chicken, Salad, Vegetable, Cheese & Bread)
Bring your own plate and utensils
Followed by Panaché tournament
Tournament fee $5.00
Proceeds from tournament entry fees will go to
MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES or
Doctors without Borders
Bottles of wine will be awarded as tournament prizes
Tournament registration closes @ 11 am sharp
Tournament begins after lunch
Casual games played in the morning
Reservations are required for Club Hosted Lunch!!
NO LATER than Wednesday, Aug 6
For reservations contact: Claudie Chourre 415.456.1778
Or Alain Efron 415.479.5820 / email@example.com
Sunday, August 3, 2008
The Seniors won their second competition in the USA. Playing the against the Oakhurst Petanque Club. they won 81 - 34. Morning session results: Mixed Triples 27 - 18; Mixed Doubles 18 - 6. Afternoon session results: Mixed Triples 30 - 0; Men's Doubles 2 - 6; Womens Double's 4 - 4.
The NZ Seniors have been defeated in their final competition against LA. They played 5 rounds and were trailing by 13 points (21 - 34) early in the third round. They battled on to reduce the deficit to 6 points going into the final round. Unfortunately they lost the last three games in round 5 resulting in a 48 - 57 victory to LA. Trevor said that despite the result the team thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.
Report from Diane Findlay
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Ballot petition fails to block county public safety complex