Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  212  2040 (98) 14
1867  212  2031 (103) 0
1868  216  2021 (108) 0
1869  225  2012 (112) 0
1870  249  2003 (115) 0
1871  257  1994 (118) 0
1872  270  1985 (121) 0
1873  287  1976 (123) 0
1874  294  1967 (125) 0
1875  307  1958 (126) 0
1876  327  1949 (127) 0
1877  323  1940 (127) 0
1878  337  1931 (128) 0
1879  349  1922 (128) 1
1880  367  1918 (129) 1
1881  420  1906 (133) 0
1882  480  1894 (135) 0
1883  555  1881 (138) 0
1884  620  1869 (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