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.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Boules, beach, music & fun ....
We highlighted this video years ago, and it remains the quintessential depiction of having a good times with boules. And so close to the atmosphere we enjoy in Amelia Island!
Now on YouTube, without annoying advertising, the fabulous group "Message", zouk music from Guadeloupe: (PA)
Monday, October 15, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
The American Petanque Exchange (APE) is an electronic message board whose purpose is to help (new or experienced) petanque players in the USA to find and communicate with each other.
APE is not a club or a meetup.com — it does not hold meetings or sponsor tournaments. It was inspired by the Petanque America message board, which closed in 2005.
§ Find out more about the game of petanque
§ Find pétanque clubs in the USA
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Some new names have been added to Petanque Partner Finder on the list 'Who else wants to play...' in Portland,
In the FPUSA NW Regional Mixed Triples Tournament on Saturday, 28 July 2012.
The Petanque Partner Finder Team.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Friday, May 11, 2012
It's time to get your teams together and register for the FPUSA Northwest Regionals - Select Triples on Sunday June 3rd.
Please note that the closing date is May 31 @ 5PM.
If you cant mail your registration in please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. or call me @ 916 233 8327 .
Thank you hope to see you there
Director of Petanque
Club Francais de Sacramento
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Beat the heat and join us for a great weekend of petanque on the coast! Mark the weekend of June 23-24 on you calendar.
The REBC will host the 2012 Northwest Regional Men's and Women's Doubles on Sunday, June 24th, in Fort Bragg. This will be the first tournament at our new facility, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for the competition.
We invite everyone to make it a fun and relaxing weekend on the beautiful Mendocino Coast. As an enticement, we have scheduled the first annual Skip Wollenberg Memorial Open for Saturday, June 23rd. This will be a select format, so you can play with your partner for the regional, or a different partner if you like.
We are also introducing a feature that is in development, which we hope to make available for all tournaments through the FPUSA. We are calling it the "Petanque Partner Finder" for now. It is designed to help players who are looking for team partners do so easily and efficiently. Etienne Rijkheer of the Lamorinda club has done a great job developing the application. You will find a link to the "PPF" in the attached invitation, and on our website: www.redwoodempireboules.com. Even if you don't need to use it for this tournament, please take a look and give us feedback.
The attachment has a description of the events, travel and lodging information, maps, and the entry forms for each event. Everything you need to know is there. Please save the date and plan to come.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Topanga, CA 90290
Friday, May 4, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Nationals in Fresno April 28 & 29
Stay 1 block from the pistes!
The Ramada Inn
324 E. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA. 93710
under: Fresno Petanque Club
CODE #: FRES-00
Sunday, April 15, 2012
If you are thinking of participating in this fun new tournament, one player needs to be female and the other male. Also, one player must be over 65 and the other under 65 on the day of the tournament. So, you can have a 70-year-old female and a 15-year old male as a team, for example.
We think that there are enough players of all ages in the area to achieve this 65 over/under mix, so get busy and organize a partner, and come along to this fun new competition.
Click here for the entry form...
For those of you who have never been to the Lamorinda Petanque Club, you will find directions and more elsewhere on this blog.
We need to have your entry form and payment by 12 April, so don't delay, act today!!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
On April 1, 2012, the Heart of Texas Petanque Club will host its annual Open Doubles Tournament at the Mueller-Browning Hangar in Austin, Texas. The Browning Hangar, built during the Second World War when there was a shortage of steel, is a historically unique structure remaining from Austin’s Robert Mueller Municipal Airport. The renovated aircraft hangar of glued laminated wooden arches has a clear span of approximately 130 feet, rising to a height of 37 feet which accommodates 15 petanque courts inside and another 8 courts outside with a playing surface of decomposed red granite.
Sign up while team openings are available and come to experience the thrill of playing in one of the world’s truly awesome venue as a boulodrome.. Teams will be coming as far as France, Morocco, Greece, Colombia, as well as national teams from TX, FL,CA,LA,Mi etc...
It is open and free for the general public to watch the games. We have food vendors on site.
PASS IT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. TO SIGN UP EMAIL ME BACK OR CALL 512 468 0957
A + LOVE Arsene
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
competition was good, the entry fees modest, the trophies and awards
were from France and supplemented by merchandise donated by Obut. The
demonstration rounds by Bernard Champey, a former world champion from
France, will again take place. The food here in Lafayette, we believe
is better than New Orleans and the hospitality, well, it's Cajun. The
tournament occurs in the middle of Lent, the time of year that lots of
restaurants have seafood dishes. Even steakhouses carry seafood
specials. It's also crawfish season. So bring an appetite .
Last year, we had built a two court addition to our existing two
courts. The courts were hard packed and difficult and challenging. The
new courts have mellowed and are softer now. We've added a fine layer
of sand to all of the courts and the result is consistent surface.
Additionally, we have an excellent area to play au sauvage. As you
remember, we play under live oaks so its usually cool.
We have a large french speaking community here and you can hear
francophones speaking Cajun and Creole Louisiana French as well as
accents from Europe and Africa.
If anyone needs to advice on where to stay, what to eat or what to
wear, then please contact me at this email address: Michael LeBlanc with a phone
Je souhaite que vous autres peux venir ici a Lafayette et jouer dans le tournoi.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Bryant Park Soundwalk with Matthew Broderick