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, March 9, 2009

NorCal Cup results


It was a bit chilly yesterday, and questions arose as to whether it would clear up, but all in all it turned out to be a great day for pétanque. Congratulations to the winners and to all of those who helped put the tournament together.
In addition, La Pétanque Marinière would like to welcome our newest member, Tom Fair.

Tournament results:


1st Place Tino Lofaro/Erin McTaggart – plaques and perpetual trophy

2nd Place Jean Etcheverry/Emily Etcheverry – plaques


1st Place Jean-Claude Etallaz/Genevieve Etallaz – bottles of wine

2nd Place Jean-Claude Bunnand/Yvette Ghione – bottles of wine

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