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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

SOMA Interactive Pétanque

On Friday, April 8th, from 6-9 PM, will be an art opening called

Artists Reception April 8, 6-9pmp
Closing Happy Hour April 27th 5-7pm
Show dates April 6-27th
SOMArts Gallery
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

In this exhibition, I will install an indoor petanque court (30'x10') in the gallery space which will be playable for the month of April. During the opening, I have invited three seasoned players from La Boule d'Or who have won national and international championships, Joss and Jean Krauer and Jacques Biscay, to take on all comers with previous experience. If you have played before, you are welcome to try your skills against them in triplettes during the opening. If you have never played, you are welcome to come by during the rest of the month and learn the game. There will be informal lessons and games scheduled and unscheduled throughout the month.

Let it rain in April, there will be a place to play

Paul Kos

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