Clark E. Poelzer

Clark has won five Minneapolis Association Championships. They are Singles in 1985, 1996 and 2000 and All-Events in 1985. He was part of the Team in 1996. He was part of the Minneapolis Team Challenge when they won in 1997 and 1999. Clark has 4 Minnesota State Titles coming in the 1988 Team and Handicap division, 1995 Actual All- Events and the 2002 Actual Team Event. In the St. Paul Association Championship Tournament he has also won four titles, two All-Events titles in 1976 and 1980 and two Doubles Titles in 1976 and 1985. Clark was the 1998 U.S. Open Champion and the St. Paul Master Champion in 1999. Clark has titles in Fairmont (2-team, 1-singles and 1-all events), Fargo (5-team), Hibbing (3-team), St. Cloud (4-team) and the Minnehaha Open in St. Paul (3-team, 1-doubles). His titles do not stop there, as in the Central Bowlers Alliance (CBA) he has seven titles and has been named the Bowler of the Year twice. He has been named to the All Star Team nine times. He has also been on the St. Paul All City teams six times. His passion is coaching the youth at Flaherty's Bowl in St. Paul Minnesota. He has been a CBA Board Member for 24 years, including three years as President. Clark has been inducted in the CBA Hall of Fame in 1996, the St. Paul USBC Association Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Minnesota State Hall of Fame in 2003. In the USBC National Tournament he has posted 17 consecutive 200 games and also posted 2 back to back 2,000 all events scores with his high of 2,111. He also won the 2006 Thanksgiving Hi Roller Tournament. His accomplishments also include 2 - 298s, 7 - 299s, 29 - 300s and 8 - 800s with his high of 836.

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Superior Performance
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USBC Hall of Fame