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 22, 2010

Kudos and Saludos

It was a truly wonderful time this past weekend to see all the juniors and women competing to see who will go to the World championships. There were plenty of people from several parts of the country competing and also quite a few players in the separate open tournaments organised on the side.
One of the very high points of the event was Sunday's lunch which was provided by the more than generous folks over at Sol Food in downtown San Rafael. Thanks to the owner Sol Hernandez, the competitors and spectators were treated to a taste of Puerto Rico with pollo al horno (boneless, skinless chicken thighs marinated with oregano and garlic then baked) , rice, black beans, pinto beans, fried plantains and salad.
So, like Bryant Park, San Rafael had it's own co-mingling of cultures on Sunday. The results seemd to speak for themselves and here is hoping that we may see more of it in the future.

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