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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Petaluma Pétanque

Dear LPM,
This weekend is the Marin County Fair and your parking lot will be crowded with strangers! So why not come up and visit Petaluma and see your friends! We are at the courts Saturday mornings at 10 AM. There's street parking and some park parking spaces. If you have any problems locating the club, check out our website for a map. This is a very challenging court! Come test your skills....and have fun.


Hope to see you this Saturday!
Teri Sirico

Monday, June 27, 2011

BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION at The Ledford House in Albion

The Ledford House Restaurant in Albion, Mendocino County will host their annual Bastille Day festivities on Sunday July 10 with a French market, music, pétanque competition, bicycle tour and waiters relay.
Those interested artisans, farmers, players and vendors, please contact Lisa or stop by for a registration form.

Edmonds WA Pétanque Club

The Edmonds Petanque Club invites you to “The Inaugural Edmonds Petanque Club Tournament”

WHEN: SUNDAY, JULY 17th, 2011

WHERE: EDMONDS CIVIC PLAYFIELD - Near Sixth Ave and Bell Street. The GPS address is 230 6TH AVE N EDMONDS WA 98020


REGISTRATION: OPENS AT 8 AM – TWO-PERSON TEAMS ONLY - See the attached registration form for details

FEES: $25 PER PERSON - Includes one T-shirt

QUESTIONS? Contact Michelle Martin for the registration form and any questions you might have.


Michelle Martin
Edmonds Petanque Club
Board Member and Club President
Tel. (425) 771-7073