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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

County needs to move quickly on assessing public safety building

Marin Independent Journal Editorial

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Petaluma High French students get petanque-y

Do you Pétanque?

French teacher Sarah Wadsworth and about 25 Petaluma High School French students got a lesson in the classic French game (think of something akin to bocce) from the Petaluma Valley Pétanque Club. The lesson was given in French in Oak Hill Park last Friday afternoon.
Click on full article for further reading.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

LPM Polos

LPM introduces Gildan quality polo shirts embroidered with our logo. These shirts are available now for pre-order. Actual price per shirt will vary commensurate on the total amount of shirts ordered.
Send your order to: marinbouliste@gmail.com

PETANQUE from The Rats on Vimeo.

Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 Lentils & Sausage Picnic

After last month's tournament played, for the most part, in the rain, the skies looked favorably upon our 2011 Lentils & sausage Picnic and Panaché Open. The turn-out was quite large with some 45 players and approximately 60 people enjoying the food.
This was also the first tournament to feature LPM's brand new scoreboards.

Antonia Paulsen Christine Cragg Larrry Cragg

Jacques Mathieu John Mengshol John Krauer

Jacques Avedissian Joe La Torre Henriette Matocq

Click here to view a slideshow of the day

Saturday, April 9, 2011

cochonnet on a roll....

Here's a fantastic video of a little wooden ball rolling along, plinking out J.S. Bach's bmv 147 or jesu, joy of man's desiring, actually an ad for a cel phone case, but what creativity. Watch it in HD full screen. Thanks to PA