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. 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.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Smart option offered in safety building debate

April 22, 2010

MARIN COUNTY supervisors have been talking about a new public safety building near the Civic Center for so long, they've been able to watch the county's fiscal health go from robust to bleeding and the local real estate market go from hot to cold.

So when Kerry Mazzoni, who is challenging two-term incumbent Supervisor Susan Adams, suggests that it's time for the county to shift gears and take a good look at buying the Marin Commons office complex, instead of constructing a $100 million building, she's advancing an alternative that deserves an honest look.

The Marin Commons complex stands near the corner of Lucas Valley Road and Highway 101, close enough to the Civic Center that it could make sense for a new headquarters for the county Sheriff's Department, the Office of Emergency Services and the countywide communications center.

Click here for the complete article.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

FPUSA Regional select mixed doubles at La Boule D'or in San Francisco

Hello all!

We would like to see you in Golden Gate Park, Sunday May 30th for the
FPUSA Regional Select Mixed Doubles.

Best regards
Joss and John Krauer

Click on FPUSA to access the official entry form

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lentils & Sausages OPEN tournament

Sunday April 11. 2010

Registration ends at 11:00 a.m. All games start after lunch. (1pm or before)
No Cash Prizes. Prizes awarded by raffle.
Panaché for members & newcomers. Lunch $10.00.
Reservations mandatory by Thursday April 8!!!
Please call Alain Efron, 415.479.5820 or lutecemeister@gmail.com

It Promises to be a fun day of Pétanque and Culinary goodies.
Bring your friends and family,
plates and utensils and
Anyone who you feel might be interested in playing or watching.
After all, it is an open tournament,
the perfect venue to welcome newcomers to pétanque.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Club de Français Sacramento, FPUSA Tournament

Greetings everyone! Click on FPUSA Northwest Regionals - Select Mixed Triples for all the information regarding the event to be held at the Mather Sports Center in Rancho Cordova, CA on Sunday, May 16th. The weather should be fine so we're expecting a day of fun and friendly competition. Please form your teams now, fill out the registration form and submit your payment no later than the closing date of May 13th. Our flier should have all the information you need, but if you have any additional questions please feel free to call or email Kevin McGill or Reid Evans.

Best Wishes and Happy Pétanqueing!

Tim Dugas
CFdS Secretary

Club de Français Sacramento

6 Ball Tournament

Sunday April 18th, 2010
Mather Sports Center Pétanque Courts
Registration: 0830-0900
Pre-Registration no later than April 15th
Play Begins: 0930
Price: $1.- per ball

There will be teams consisting of 1, 2 and 3 players.

Optional Lunchtime Event:
50/50 Shooting & Pointing Contest
$5.- to participate

The club will provide croissants in the morning and apéritf in the afternoon.

Potluck Lunch
If your last begins with the letters:
A-F, Please bring a main dish.
G-L, vegetable or salad
M-R, cheese or fruit
S-Z, dessert


Kevin McGill: 916.233.8327 or mcgillfam@gmail.com

Reid Evans: 916.362.0509 or mrevans1@pacbell.net

Special Hotel Rates

Club Français de Sacramento Web Site