Cycalona Gowen, aka Clonie her birthplace is in the middle of one of the most powerful storms at Kiowa, Oklahoma. Her life was like that of anything but much conventional, so her step-up in a traditional male dominated poker circuit would not have been surprised to one who knows her very well.
Clonie was not an ordinary child during her school days. She used to stand out as winner from each sport game on her way. She was a player of a basketball team during her high school and competed at the state level; also in the state level high jump competition, she stood 7th. During her school session, she remained one of the athletic winners all her way.
Additionally she was honored with the title of Miss Teen McAlester Oklahoma at her teenage age of 15 due to her beauty. After completing graduation from high school, Clonie started working as a travel agent and later on as a manger in her way, eventually she lead towards her own personal business. Her one of the boyfriend’s father introduced herself the poker games at her teenage. She used to travel to a Louisiana, hometown of her boyfriend at every weekend. She used to return back home by carrying more money, after entering numerous casinos and competitions on the table. She rapidly moved ahead and soon became confident as well. She entered in her first and major tournament in 2002.
In her very first and major tournament of the WPT Costa Rica Classic she occupied 10th position, this was something beyond expectations. After her great achievement she was invited to play at the WPT Ladies Night Invitational in the September, 2003. Clonie won this tournament by defeating most of the experienced female poker players. In the Full Tilt Poker Championship in Las Vegas she stood 3rd in July, 2005. And even at the Fourth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic she stood 4th in December, 2005.