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, August 23, 2008

sonoma wine classic

August 23 & 24, 2008
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

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