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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 Women's and Junior World Qualifier Early Report

After two days of intense petanque competition, the winning teams are decided! From the nine teams entered, Diana Jacobs, Antonia Paulsen and Phym Nielsen are the women players who will represent the US at the scheduled International Championship.

There were two junior teams competing for the honor of representing the US. On the team from Eugene, Oregon there was Jackson Bedbury, Carly Stasack and Rio O'Mary with coaches Michael Stasack and Ryan Baker. From Fresno, California there was Pengsue Normen, Hai Normen and Kenny Yang with coach Paul Yang. After four well-played games, each team had two wins. In the final game the team from Fresno took the title. View the first short slideshow with photos by Larry Cragg. Look for a full report and a longer slide show to follow.

Click slideshow 2 for a look at some more fotos of the weekend event.

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