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.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Valley of the Moon Pétanque - Bastille Day Celebration

Valley of the Moon Pétanque Club's best-loved event is less than three weeks away- it's time to wave the Tricolor and sing the Marseillaise.  We welcome back Chef Christine Piccin who's prepared an uber-awesome menu and the pitch-perfect "Due Zighi Baci" accordionist and vocalist.

The menu this year feature's a slow-roasted garlic-mustard rubbed Leg of Lamb accompanied by roasted Red Bell Peppers & Fennel,  Summer Vegetable Tian, Fromage et Salade Verte and Apricot Tart w/caramel whipped cream (see attached flyer).  Reservations are required for lunch ($20 per person).  You may reserve online at www.vompc.org or leave word on the hotline at 707 343-9465.

For parties who wish to be guaranteed seating together, payment in advance is required.  Please use the attached form and return it to the address listed no later than July 10th.  This will insure that you sit together, but not necessarily an entire table (unless you are a party of 8 or more).  We have family style seating and you may have to share.  You are welcome to bring your own table and chairs.

We also ask that you bring your own plateware.  The washing station will be available.

The mixed triples tournament is $5 per person.  Registration ends at 10:00 am.  The courts are reserved for tournament players only.  If you wish to play casually, please contact the club prior to the tournament to make arrangements.

It should be another fabulous, festive celebration.  We hope to see you there:))

Shannon Bowman
Valley of the Moon Petanque Club