Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  218  2000 (108) 14
1867  220  1993 (113) 0
1868  218  1986 (117) 0
1869  221  1980 (120) 0
1870  251  1973 (123) 0
1871  257  1966 (125) 0
1872  261  1959 (127) 0
1873  291  1953 (129) 0
1874  295  1946 (130) 0
1875  315  1939 (131) 0
1876  333  1932 (132) 0
1877  330  1926 (132) 0
1878  343  1919 (132) 0
1879  343  1912 (132) 1
1880  359  1910 (134) 1
1881  407  1898 (137) 0
1882  460  1885 (140) 0
1883  539  1873 (143) 0
1884  599  1860 (145) 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, but this must be an error, as Julius Hamel was then in Australia.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 45, 51
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, 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: 2 May 2017