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, April 1, 2012

Heart of Austin Pétanque Club

HOT Petanque Tournament

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.
A + LOVE Arsene
Arsene Dupen

1 comment:

Garreth Wilcock said...

Also, there's a new park in Mueller called Paggi Square - big enough for 8 petanque areas. It opens in a few days time - very exciting!