Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  229  2047 (97) 14
1867  227  2038 (103) 0
1868  229  2029 (108) 0
1869  245  2020 (112) 0
1870  264  2011 (115) 0
1871  277  2002 (118) 0
1872  294  1992 (120) 0
1873  314  1983 (122) 0
1874  313  1974 (124) 0
1875  337  1965 (125) 0
1876  359  1956 (126) 0
1877  358  1947 (127) 0
1878  378  1937 (127) 0
1879  386  1928 (128) 1
1880  404  1924 (129) 1
1881  484  1912 (132) 0
1882  548  1900 (135) 0
1883  623  1888 (138) 0
1884  696  1875 (140) 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 215, 542
Periodicals
   [Age], no. 3560, 28 Mar. 1866, page 5
   [Arg], 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    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020