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, March 5, 2009

NorCal Commemorative Cup


Due to inclement weather over the past few days, the date of the
Northern CA Commemorative Cup has been moved to

Sunday March 8

All games start at 10:30 a.m. Remember to set your clocks AHEAD one hour.
Bring your own lunch.

Select Mixed Doublettes (1 man & 1 woman). Plaques, but no cash prizes.
In the event that a minimum of 16 competing teams for the entire tournament is realised, a consolante round will take place.
Apéritifs will be served after awards ceremony.

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