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.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rocky Mountain....Boules?

Colorado is hosting its first open doubles pétanque tournament at Cesar Chavez Park on Saturday, May 4th! What team will win Colorado's 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Open Doubles Tournament?

 A $20 dollar per person entry registration fee ($40 per team.*) will be used towards prize payouts. Tournament entry fees will be split between the top winners.

 Cesar Chavez Park is located at Tennyson St. and West 41st Avenue in the Highlands area of Denver. The area is surrounded by a variety of eclectic shops, bars, and restaurants. Our award ceremony will be held just up the street at Tyg-Art & Wine at 4267 Tennyson St. #A, Denver, CO 80212.

 We will be conducting the tournament according to the Swiss Scoring System. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time), games will begin at 9 a.m. or sooner. Morning games will determine seeding for a single-elimination tournament in the afternoon. In order to ensure we have the space to get all games in by lunchtime, please confirm participation by Friday, April 26th.

 More details to follow.

 *Registration fee may vary if additional funds for park use are required.

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