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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lamorinda Petanque - FPUSA Northwest Regional Men's & Women's Singles

On Sunday,16 June Lamorinda Petanque Club will be hosting the
*2013 FPUSA Northwest Regional Men's and Women's Singles Tournaments*at their terrain at 480 St Marys Road in Lafayette, CA.(click address for map).

These are two separate Title Tournaments. The usual FPUSA one-day format will be applied:
- 3 Seeding games to 13 before lunch.
- Single elimination Concours and Consolante games after lunch.
- 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals for the Concours winners.
- Cash prizes 1st, 2nd &3rd place winners in Concours and  
-4th place Concours cash prize if there are sufficient entries.

La Boule D'Or - FPUSA Regional Melee Triples

On 2 June *La Boule D'Or *is hosting the *2013 FPUSA Northwest Regional Mêlée Triples Tournament. This is an ideal type of tournament for people wanting to get tournament experience in a low-pressure but competitive environment and have a lot of fun doing it.  Sign up as an individual, marking on the registration form your skill level (categories: Experienced, Novice or Beginner). The Tournament Director will make up Triples Teams incorporating one person from each category. Three games before lunch and with single elimination Concours and Consolante matches in the afternoon. First, Second and Third Place Concours winners will receive handsome *FPUSA Medals* plus *cash prizes*. Consolante winners will receive cash prizes only. 

Sacramento Petanque - 6-Ball Challenge

Thursday, May 2, 2013

LPM - Select Doubles Tournament

Be aware that on Saturday, May 11, parking will be limited due to The  Marin Human Race which will take place around the Marin Civic Center Lagoon.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013