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, May 11, 2015

VOMPC's next tournament is the Sonoma Cup on Sunday May 24th, Memorial Day weekend.
Select triples, any combo of gals and guys, or all guys, or all gals.  
Registration is by 9:30--NOT 10am.  Cost is $45 per team.

It will be a busy day in our town, so be early for good parking.
No lunch, so bring your own food and best game for a fun day.

Once again... 9:30 registration deadline--it's a long day.

Boule on


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sonoma Wine Country Games

Dear Pétanque Friends,

In one month Pétanque will be played for the very first time in the Wine Country Games. This program is sponsored by the Council on Aging which is the organization responsible for Meals on Wheels. This is the first time pétanque will be part of these games.

Some of the sponsors include Ricard and Wellington Vineyards! In addition to being awarded medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, there are some great prizes from our sponsors. After you register, you can enter any event for a nominal fee. Registration is $40 and the fee for pétanque is $5. There are some 20 sporting events from which to choose. The games are held over a ten day period, June 4th through the 14th. The only criteria is that you must be 50 years young or older! Saturday night there's a party with nibbles, wine and music for only $5 at Shoen Farms with all the athletes! With your registration you get a t-shirt, satchel and goodies. 

For more information on, and to register for the games, go to Sonoma Wine Country Games  


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