Clemson Card Players Club

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The Clemson Card Players Club (CCPC) is an officially recognized student organization at Clemson University. The main purposes of the club are education, fellowship, and philanthropy.



The CCPC was started in February 2004 by three members from the Department of Mathematical Sciences (Jason Howell, Adam Lynn, and Ben Staufeneger) and one from the Deprtment of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Victor Trac). The first public on-campus poker tournament at Clemson University was held in March of 2004 in the Palmetto Ballroom with 87 players. In the Spring and Fall of 2004 CCPC organized four large on-campus poker tournaments, serving over 650 players and raising nearly $2000 for charitable organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the American Cancer Society.

The club continues to organize charity poker tournaments and operates a web site,, with discussion forums for players of card games.



  • To educate the public about card games and aspects of playing card games through instruction and discussion at meetings.
  • To promote the recreational play of card games and provide a means for card players to find other players who share the same interests.
  • To host events on campus such as tournaments in an effort to raise money for non-profit charitable organizations.