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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

American Pétanque Exchange

Steve in Virgina has just launched the "American Pétanque Exchange." A "players seeking players" message board. Let's all link to it and make it a useful tool.

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.

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