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.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Willits Tournaments

Check out these pictures! Looks like it was a beautiful petanque weekend in Willits.
Our own Antonia Chavez, Verena Rytter and David Spangenberg were there representing LPM - with Antonia taking home the silver!!

Sunday's opening game between Cliff and Louis vs Dave and Verena seemed very long until the Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut (6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (9), 7-6 (3), 70-68; 11 hours 5 minutes). How long would Cliff, Dave, Louis, and Verena played if their game had to be won by two points? How long will their record of 2 hours 5 minutes hold?

update; 6.25.10

Read about the weekends tournaments as reported by The Willits News

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