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, February 13, 2013

FPUSA National Mixed Doubles in Sonoma

The Valley of the Moon Petanque Club is honored to be hosting the FPUSA National Mixed Doubles, Men's Doubles and Women's Doubles on the weekend of May 18th and 19th.  Should you or someone you know be considering attending, please be aware that it is advisable to reserve your lodging now.  Hotels are booking up quickly.  Attached please find recommended lodging in Sonoma, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Napa. 

Several of our club members have graciously offered a guest room in their homes.  If this is of interest to you, please contact me directly.  Shannon Bowman, President, VOMPC
We hope to have a true National tournament and have many teams from the entire United States.  We will be sending out a more detailed program within the month. 

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