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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Narin Garrett


GARRETT, Narin May 9, 1979 - September 4, 2015 Narin Garrett, 36, passed away unexpectedly on September 4, 2015 in Sonoma, CA. She was born on May 9, 1979 in San Francisco to Robert and Yupa Garrett. Growing up, Narin was an accomplished equestrian and played many sports including both soccer and volleyball. She moved with her family to Sonoma in 1991; and, later attended Johnson and Wales University where she pursued her passion in culinary arts. After University, Narin returned to help run the family restaurant, "Rin's Thai", on Sonoma square. Narin was a world-class Petanque player, well-loved by all in the town of Sonoma. It was here that she met the love of her life, Ryan Tatarian. Ten years later they started their beautiful family; and, are blessed with a precious boy, Zaven (5 1/2), and beautiful girl, Natalee May (2 1/2). Family and friends fondly remember Narin's love of dogs, photography, and her kind and generous nature. She enjoyed shopping at the Chinese markets on San Francisco's Clement Street; and, connecting with her family and culture through good food and cooking. Narin is survived by: her husband, Ryan Tatarian, son of Ed (and Tish) Tatarian and the late Valerie Sereni Cannon; and her two children, Zaven and Natalee. She is greatly missed by her parents, Robert and Yupa Garrett; her brother, sister-in-law, and niece: Casey, Ali Tatarian, and Frankie. Also survived by her brothers-in-law, Jason Anderholm and Duffy (and Heather) Conneely, and their children, Bailey, Bennett and Kellan.Many friends and family love her from all over the world. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of her life on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa Street in Sonoma. Private inurnment. The family requests in lieu of flowers that a donation be made in Narin's honor to Valley Of The Moon Petanque Club, P.O. Box 863, Sonoma, CA 95476.