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, August 4, 2008


Playing petanque at Croton Point Park

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

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