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.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Where's The Beef? - VOMPC

This tournament is a hoot!   Last year was great fun as players were subjected to all sorts of peculiar petanquing.  The VOMPC chits are given out as deemed necessary by the roving officials.  If your team is seriously lacking in points, you may be given a "carreau card" that allows you to replace a pesky opponent's boule with your own.  Or an "ass-backwards card" that forces an opponent of your chosing to play facing in the opposite direction.  Particular attention is paid to whiners and poor sports, which is seriously frowned upon.

Please note we are starting a little later than usual with registration ending at 10:30 am.  Tournament play begins @ 11:00 am and the cost is $5 per person. The fabulous vegetarian lunch (in honor of veggie director Peter Wellington) will be prepared by Chefs Narin Garrett and Ryan Tatarian.  Appetizers, Primavera Pasta, Tossed Salad and Bread Pudding Dessert paired with a glass of Wellington wine is only $10.  Reservations are required for lunch so please call the hotline @ 707-343-9465 or register online at www.vompc.org.  

We hope to see everyone there in good spirits!

Boule on!

Valley of the Moon Petanque Club

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