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 12, 2010

Pétanque setting the trend in London

New boules please - the trendiest game in London

Richard Mellor

Guerrilla pétanque. It's not a phrase I ever expected to hear. Yet that's exactly what Olly Dixon, one third of electro-dance poppers Filthy Dukes, has just arranged for the Garden Festival in Croatia, an annual magnet for partying Londoners that wound up yesterday.

As well as being a Duke, Dixon is a co-founder of the East London Pétanque Association, a group of like-minded lobbers from the music, fashion and lifestyle networks in which he moves. These are dapper, deck-shoed twenty- and thirtysomethings who love nothing better than a gravel strip and some small metal balls.

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