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.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

3rd Annual Lamorinda Cup Breaking News...

Hello All,

Lafayette is holding their Art and Wine Festival this weekend so that means that Mount Diablo Boulevard will be closed between Dewing Avenue and Oak Hill Road. If you usually use Mt Diablo Blvd to to get to Moraga Road to get to our courts, rather take the Pleasant Hill exit.  Here is a Google map.

In case you didn't know, Hwy 37, from Infineon Raceway to Vallejo is closed this weekend for roadworks, so if you are coming from Sonoma, use the route through American Canyon.

A reminder:
  • Coffee and Croissants in the Morning
  • Registration closes at 9.00AM
  • Play begins at 9.30AM
  • Please bring your own Lunch
  • Apéritifs will be served after the Tournament
The entry fee is $40.00 per team and you can pay at registration
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for the Concours winners.
  • Cash Prizes in the Concours and Consolante. 
  • Cash Prizes in the optional Pointing and Shooting Contests at lunchtime - $5.00 entry for each contest.

Tish Harris is collecting clothing for people affected by the huge fire around Bass Lake. This is not an appeal from Tish, but if you just happen to have any clothing that is just taking up space and you'd like to get rid of it, bring it along tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing you all.