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.

Friday, March 1, 2013

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).

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