Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  247  2029 (94) 14
1867  243  2020 (99) 0
1868  252  2010 (103) 0
1869  265  2001 (107) 0
1870  289  1991 (110) 0
1871  323  1982 (112) 0
1872  332  1972 (114) 0
1873  349  1963 (115) 0
1874  374  1953 (116) 0
1875  381  1944 (116) 0
1876  387  1934 (116) 0
1877  384  1925 (115) 0
1878  406  1915 (114) 0
1879  420  1905 (112) 1
1880  439  1902 (112) 1
1881  510  1889 (113) 0
1882  575  1877 (113) 0
1883  659  1864 (113) 0
1884  735  1852 (113) 1
1885  711  1849 (114) 0
1886  703  1847 (114) 0
1887  669  1845 (114) 0
1888  655  1843 (114) 0
1889  651  1841 (113) 0
1890  688  1839 (111) 0
1891  704  1836 (109) 2
1892  736  1829 (112) 0
1893  766  1821 (113) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Hamel, Julius  
Born: 1822
Died: 14 May 1894
 
Notes:
I assume the 'Hamel' mentioned by Staunton as being in Melbourne in 1857 and the 'Hamel' who played in the Victoria Chess Association tournament in Melbourne in 1866 are the same as the 'Julius Hamel' who played for Melbourne from 1879 to 1884 at least. Tim Harding (personal communication) gives the birth and death dates, and the date of his emigration to Australia (Nov. 1852). The cover of the May 1854 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle lists 'J. Hamel' as Secretary of the Nottingham Club, with is hard to reconcile with the date of Julius Hamel's emigration to Australia. Also puzzling is the occurrence of 'Hamel Mr J., Manchester' in the list of subscribers in the Report of the Manchester Meeting of 1857.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 45, 51
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 39, 40
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 215, 542
Periodicals
   [Age], no. 3560, 28 Mar. 1866, page 5
   [Argus], no. 6180, 28 Mar. 1866, page 5
   [Aus], vol. 1, no. 2, 14 Apr. 1866, page 44
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1855, page cover
   [Era], vol. 20, no. 1000, 22 Nov. 1857, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 31, no. 895, 26 Dec. 1857, page 642
Web
   Dunn, Paul.  [1879 NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match]
   Dunn, Paul.  [9th NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match 1880]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Sigismund Hamel]

Tournament data

Melbourne 1866     Victorian Tournament    
  Hamel, J. - Stephen, W.R.     1 - 3    
  Hamel, J. - Blair     3 - 0          Hamel, J. gave odds of a knight
  Hamel, J. - Goldsmith, L.     4 - 3          Hamel, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Hamel, J. - Fleming, A.     0 - 3    
Sydney and Melbourne 1879     8th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Hamel, J. - Fisher, C.M.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1880     9th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Hamel, J. - Ridley, W.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1884     11th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Hamel, J. - Channon, Jo.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1891     1st Victorian Championship     1  /  2
Melbourne 1893 (1)     Melbourne Club Team Match    
  Hamel, J. - Lilly, A.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1893 (3)     Veterans - Non-veterans Team Match    
  Hamel, J. - Crewe, J.E.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 5 Sept. 2021