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, July 7, 2009

VOMPC-Bastille Day

Valley of the Moon Pétanque Club will hold its annual Bastille Day "Grand Concours de Pétanque" event, sponsored by Ravenswood Winery, this Sunday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. at the Henri Maysonnave Memorial Courts in Sonoma's Depot Park. Sign-ins begin at 9:30 a.m. and the random pétanque team-play fee is $6 a player, with the picnic and wine cost is $20 a person. To make reservations for the Bastille Day Grand Concours lunch, or for more information about this and other VOMPC events, call 258-3450 or visit www.vompc.org.

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