Pétanque Club 8-15-2019

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Bastille Day Melée Tourney Third Place Winners: Barb Lowell, Shari Downs
and Nina Blake (not pictured).

Don McPherson

PÉTANQUE AT OAKMONT

If you’re interested in playing or learning pétanque, come to the courts (between Berger and the OVA offices/Umpqua Bank and beside the Shuffleboard courts) at 9:45 am on the Club play days of Wednesday and Saturday. We have boules to lend. No Club membership fees are required – just sign up to be on the Club roster. Club play days are friendly games with teams randomly assigned. Anyone interested, regardless of experience, is welcome to join in. The courts are also reserved 10 am – noon for Club player-arranged pickup games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

NEARBY CLUBS WELCOME GUESTS

North Bay pétanque clubs welcome guests to their friendly play and open tournaments – so keep your boules in the car when driving around the region! Only competitions sanctioned by the Federation of Pétanque USA (https://www.usapetanque.org/) require FPUSA membership.

Valley of the Moon Pétanque Club (https://www.vompc.org) founded in the late 1990s has over 80 members and plays at Depot Park in Sonoma. VOMPC maintains several dozen courts with a wide variety of terrains. In addition to scheduled special events and monthly tournaments, both open and FPUSA-sanctioned, there are casual, friendly games nearly every weekday afternoon beginning around 3:00 pm at which anyone is welcome to join in. (https://www.facebook.com/VOMPC-178918651887/) Petaluma Valley Pétanque Club (https://www.usapetanque.org/petaluma-valley-peacutetanque-club.html) sponsors special events and hosts open play on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:30 AM and Wednesday at 4 pm at its courts in Oak Hill Park at the end of Oak Street and just above Howard Street in Petaluma. The Club does not sponsor competitions and warmly welcomes guests to their friendly play games. (https://www.facebook.com/petalumavalleypetanque/) La Pétanque Marinière Pétanque Club (https://www.lapetanquemariniere.org) in San Rafael has been an active club since 1972 and plays at the Pierre Joske pétanque courts on Civic Center Drive. It sponsors open, friendly games on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 pm and Thursday at 1:00 pm and also has a full schedule of special events as well as open and FPUSA-sanctioned tournaments. Tournament play is

usually the second Sunday of every month. The Club offers free lessons at 10:00 am on the third Saturday of each month, April through October. (https://www.facebook.com/LPM.SanRafael/) Noyo Yoyo Boules Pétanque Club (https://noyoyoyoboules.wordpress.com/) has been an active club since 2006 and plays at various locations in Mendocino County. The club sponsors occasional special events and tournaments and hosts open friendly games at the CV Star Center, 300 South Lincoln Street in Fort Bragg on Monday at 9:30 am and Thursday at 1:00 pm and at the Mendocino Community Center, 996 School Street in Mendocino on Sunday at 1:00 pm and on Monday at 9:30 am (women). The club also hosts friendly games on random dates at the Ledford House restaurant in Albion. (https://www.facebook.com/NoyoYoyos/)

The annual Bastille Day Melée Tournament drew 22 players on July 13.

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