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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Eugene Pétanque International Club in the News

EUGENE, Ore. --

The popular French ball-toss game Pétanque has made its way to Eugene.

The Eugene Pétanque International Club started in Eugene as a club sport in the four high schools in Eugene, Oregon. They became the first youth-based varsity club sport in the country.

Marist, Thurston, and Willamette High Schools joined soon after our inception in 1998. Due to budget cuts, Thurston, Willamette and North Eugene High School have not participated for several years.

Mike Stasack was interviewed by Eugene's ABC News affiliate KEZI 9. Click here to watch the segment.

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