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, September 1, 2008

Furlan Tournament 2008

The 2008 Emile Furlan Tournament took place this past weekend on the picturesque Furlan Ranch near Knight's Landing, Ca. There were twenty-six triplette teams competing convivially under sunny skies and the shade of thirty-five year old walnut trees. In addition to a nice selection of hotels in nearby Woodland, there was ample room for those who wanted to camp under the trees either in tents or in their trailers or motor homes. After the first days' competition, everyone went to the Knight's Landing Community Center for a nice dinner, prepared by a very talented crew, under the direction of the lovely Simone Furlan, along with members of the Club Français de Sacramento. It was quite evident that everyone in attendance had a wonderful time.
La Pétanque Marinière would like to extend a most gracious thank you to the Furlans, extended familes, members of the Club Français de Sacramento and everyone who gave of their time and energy to provide such a scenic venue and a very enjoyable event.

click here to watch the slideshow.


Billie said...

Great slideshow! Brings back wonderful memories.

Billie Harman

(wife of James Cramer and close, close friends with Donna and Chuck Klaiber and Christine Cragg - and future petanque player) Oh yes, and Busters mom!

dklaiber said...

Dear Ken,
This is my third comment. I have no idea where these other comments went. Now, THANK YOU for the wonderfully creative slide show. We enjoyed it so much. Do you tutor? HA We hope to see you again up in Sacramento, especially at the Inter Club Tournament on October 12th. That includes Ellen and Louie - your Teammates. Thanks again, Chuck and Donna Klaiber (Christine's Sister and Brother-in-Law)