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, March 23, 2010


Join us four our First Spring Select Triplette Tournament on April 24 & 25, 2010, in Palm Desert.

The tournament will be played over two days, qualifying games on Saturday and the quarter, semi and finals as well as consolantes on Sunday. Entry fee for the two days is $60.00 per team.

Saturday April 24th, registration starts at 9:30am, games start at 10am.

Sunday April 25th, games start at 9:30am.

Coffee and croissants will be served on Sunday only. Bring your own lunch.

Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to 1st place team; 2nd and 3rd place teams and winners of the Consolante will receive cash prizes only.

Visit our website www.labouledudesert.net for location of the courts

Sunday night at the Petanque Court Pavilion, dinner will be provided by our Chefs for a lovely Bistro menu consisting of:

Hors d’oeuvre: Fresh Melon with Prosciutto.

Entrée: Blanquette de Veau (Veal Stew in Cream Sauce)

Salad course: Green salad with cheese assortment.

Desert: French pastry.

Price is $25.00 per person, water will be available. but you are welcome to bring your favorite beverage. Dinner will start at 7pm, leaving time to relax and rest after the tournament.

Please complete the following registration form to indicate your interest.

We are looking forward to seeing you in our Desert.

Yours in Petanque,

Gerard Canabou, President

La Boule du Desert


TOURNAMENT: La Boule du Desert, Spring Select Triplette

DATE: April 24 & 25, 2010

AT: Palm Desert, California

Team members

1.____________________________ Club_____________________

2.____________________________ Club_____________________

3.____________________________ Club_____________________

*email________________________ *Tel #___________________


Number of persons attending Sunday night dinner: _____________

*To indicate your interest, please e-mail your registration to gerardcanabou@earthlink.net by April 8th, or call him at 760-568-1916 or Cell 760-399-6829.

By April 19th, please make your check payable to La Boule du Desert for the entry fee and dinner reservation and mail it to:

Gerard G. Canabou

85 Clavel Court

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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