Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  252  2042 (91) 14
1867  251  2025 (96) 0
1868  272  2008 (100) 0
1869  287  1991 (103) 0
1870  322  1974 (105) 0
1871  367  1957 (106) 0
1872  392  1940 (106) 0
1873  421  1924 (106) 0
1874  467  1907 (105) 0
1875  510  1890 (103) 3
1876  493  1888 (105) 0
1877  459  1886 (106) 0
1878  457  1884 (106) 0
1879  463  1882 (106) 1
1880  494  1883 (106) 1
1881  567  1873 (108) 0
1882  628  1863 (109) 0
1883  692  1852 (110) 0
1884  780  1842 (110) 1
1885  745  1842 (111) 0
1886  736  1842 (112) 0
1887  698  1842 (112) 0
1888  709  1842 (112) 0
1889  690  1842 (111) 0
1890  736  1842 (110) 0
1891  743  1842 (108) 2
1892  781  1835 (110) 0
1893  798  1828 (112) 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. The Australasian of 22 May 1875 (p.653) has 'H. Hamel', which I take to be an error for 'J. Hamel'.
 
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
   [Aus], vol. 18, no. 477, 22 May 1875, page 653
   [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    
Melbourne 1875 (1)     Melbourne Handicap Challenge Cup Tournament    
  Hamel, J. - Hammond, R.K.     0 - 3          Hamel, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
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: 22 Jul. 2022