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.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Changes to LPM Blog Sidebar

Whether you are trying to find information about the next local or national FPUSA or Open  tournament, or if you are just looking for a partner with whom to play, the sidebar of our blog has been redesigned to make it very easy to do. You will find the changes as shown below:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lamorinda Pétanque - 2013 Season Opener **UPDATED**


Hello Petanquers

We need to clear up some confusion about the Format for the Sunday 17 March Tournament at Lamorinda.
The Bay Area and Beyond Calendar says it is going to be a Select Doubles and The Announcement says Melee Doubles.

Bit of a snafu there, but easily resolved; 
If you come with a partner you will play with that partner. 
If you come alone, team up on the day with someone who comes alone. 

And, most importantly: We will have a porta-potty on site.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Season Opener.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pétanque Partner Finder

Petanque Partner Finder is a facility that connects petanque players looking for partners for tournament play. This is not included automatically with the posting of upcoming tournament information. 
This site is where you will find posted information about upcoming FPUSA National and Regional Tournamentsas well as Open Tournaments. You will find Tournament Entry Forms, and if the information has been provided, accommodation and hospitality information. If a club has requested Partner Finder, you will find that as well.

Look for Pétanque Partner Finder in the LPM sidebar under NEXT TOURNAMENT.

LPM Commemorative Cup Winners

Congratulations to LPM members David Riffo and Monique Bricca for their victory in LPM's California Commemorative Cup.

New Blog Addition - Lamorinda

The latest addition to the new blog sidebar list is that of the Lamorinda Pétanque Club in Lafayette, CA.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

LPM Blog - New Sidebar Feature

As of recently, blogs about pétanque have not existed or were not become apparent to us.  The LPM Blog is thrilled to announce that there will be a new side-bar feature dedicated to blogs.
The first three blogs to be added will be the Mile High Pétanque Blog (MHPC), The American Pétanque Association, Heart of Texas Pétanque Club.
If you know of any blog devoted to pétanque, please feel free to send us the information. It will be added to the list. Thank You and enjoy pétanque!

Click on the names of the club(s) to reach their blog.

Mile High Pétanque Club
American Pétanque Association
Heart Of Texas Pétanque Club

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Napa Pétanque

We recieved a letter today from our pétanque friends in Napa, where another big group showed up,  and that along with their new petanque friends from Sonoma, Petaluma and even New York, everyone enjoyed a really fun day. Here some pictures.
For more information about Napa Pétanque, you can reach Bruno Bardet, President of the Napatanque Club at 707-688-9110.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Pétanque 600 Meters Underground!

American Pétanque Association

About the APA

The American Petanque Association (APA) is an organization devoted to promoting petanque, and raising public awareness of petanque, in the USA.
To read about the vision that animates the APA, seehttp://americanpetanque.wordpress.com/about-vision/.
To read about the action plan that the APA has for implementing its mission statement, seehttp://americanpetanque.wordpress.com/action-plan/.

Mission Statement

The APA is not a rule-setting body; it does not write the rules for petanque. It does not organize games. It does not sponsor tournaments.
The APA has a three-fold mission.
To promote awareness of petanque on the part of the American public.
That is the purpose of the American Petanque Association web site at http://americanpetanque.wordpress.com.
To make information about the game of petanque easily available to people living in the USA.
That is the purpose of the About Petanque web site athttp://petanque.wordpress.com.
To help those wishing to play petanque in the USA to find petanque clubs, other petanque players, and playing locations (terrains).