Personally, my first encounter of Bill Murray was not from Bill Murray, but actually the chess clock of Bill Murray. You see, I was a sub adult with a sub 1000 rating when I played my first MN Open. -Does anyone else remember that Thunderbird Hotel?- I was awestruck. Not only playing in the same room as grown men, but best players in the State. I found myself observing games from the higher boards. A very fond memory of mine was this chess clock I kept seeing. Much of the back was taped up, and it read “MURRAY”. I could see it from across the playing hall. When I was done with my game, I made it a point to find the “MURRAY” clock and observe that game for a little while.
That. Sure. Takes. Me. Back.
Bill still has the clock, and is the author of Chess Chatter, which can be found on the Chess Castle page. Bill does a wonderful job of keeping people plugged in with the chess community. Look to Chess Chatter as a source of what is going on at the Castle and many other chess kibitz.