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, October 14, 2010

Mauritania celebrates Pétanque World Cup bronze

Sports fans in Mauritania finally have something to be proud of.

By Mohamed Foily Samba Vall for Magharebia in Nouakchott – 14/10/10

On Tuesday (October 12th), Mauritanians gave a triumphant welcome home to their national pétanque team, returning from 45th Pétanque World Championship in Izmir, Turkey, where they earned a bronze medal.

Forty-eight countries, including Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco, participated in the event. France defeated Madagascar in the final to retain their title.

It was 10:30pm at Nouakchott International airport when a large crowd of supporters welcomed home the four members of the national team: Sidina Ould Ethmane, Abdallahi Gueye, Brahim, and Mohamed Ould Abeid. With them were coach N'Diaye Aboubekrine and the head of the delegation, Abdel Kader Ould Abeid, all proudly wearing their bronze medals.

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