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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

LPM Steak Picnic & Open Tournament

La Pétanque Marinière's Annual Steak Picnic was held on Flag Day, June the 14th. With this group, we have an extra flag to honor. A flag that represents the contribution of a wonderful group of people, a culture rich in history and grastronomie...not to mention the addition to our lives of the sport of pétanque. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Sunny yet with a slight breeze to temper the heat. On the menu of course were new york strip steaks, barbecued to perfection , peas and carrots, salad and brie. The event is one of the three picnic and open tournaments open to all comers. The next open picnic is the Lamb Picnic and Panaché Open. Tell all of your friends regardless of their pétanque ability to come on down and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.
For a look at the slideshow of the day,
click here.

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