Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  216  2036 (98) 14
1867  214  2027 (103) 0
1868  219  2018 (108) 0
1869  229  2009 (112) 0
1870  250  2000 (115) 0
1871  260  1991 (118) 0
1872  272  1982 (121) 0
1873  290  1973 (123) 0
1874  298  1964 (125) 0
1875  312  1955 (126) 0
1876  333  1946 (127) 0
1877  327  1937 (128) 0
1878  340  1928 (128) 0
1879  354  1919 (128) 1
1880  373  1914 (129) 1
1881  425  1902 (133) 0
1882  482  1890 (135) 0
1883  557  1878 (138) 0
1884  624  1866 (141) 1

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
Periodicals
   [Age], 28 Mar. 1866, page 5
   [Arg], 28 Mar. 1866, page 5
   [Aus], vol. 1, 14 Apr. 1866, page 44
   [CPC], vol. 3, Jan. 1855, page cover
   [Era], vol. 20, 22 Nov. 1857, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 31, 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    


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017