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.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

La Boule d'Or is 50 !!

Under the auspices of French expatriates Jean Krauer, Jean Bontemps, André Martin, the late Armand Squitieri, Charles Nicolas and others, La Boule D'or was born 50 years ago in San Francisco. Together with the founding of Le Mistral Club de Pétanque, founded in Boston in 1958, it remains one of the oldest and yet active pétanque clubs in the United States.

Please mark your calendars for the birthday celebrations to take place on May 30th and 31st.

On Saturday May 30th there will be a panaché doublettes tournament
and on Sunday May 31st, there will be 2 tournaments from which you can choose.
A: Select open doublettes OR
B: Melée triplettes, random drawn

All pétanque players are invited to come and celebrate La Boule d'Or's 50th birthday with what promises to be two exceptional days of Pétanque in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

More details regarding tournament times, hotel suggestions, and meals will be forthcoming.

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