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.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2010 Petanque America Open

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During the competition this weekeend at the Petanque America Open in Amelia Island, Florida, four of our local club members, emerged victorious.

David Spangenberg and Peggy Matsuda won second place in the "concours b" after a cliff hanger of a game where from being down 12-1 came back only too lose 13-12.

Verena Rytter and Claudie Chourre won fourth place of the "consolant b"

All of the 224 competitors had a great time playing in such a great
tournament, and we congratulate our own for playing so well.

More tornament coverage to follow in the next few days.

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