Hamel, L.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  124  2166 (153) 1
1860  127  2167 (151) 0
1861  132  2169 (149) 0
1862  123  2170 (148) 1
1863  121  2175 (148) 0
1864  126  2180 (149) 0
1865  123  2185 (150) 0
1866  133  2190 (150) 0
1867  129  2195 (151) 0
1868  122  2200 (151) 0
1869  116  2205 (151) 0
1870  117  2210 (151) 0
1871  109  2215 (151) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Hamel, L.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Chess Player's Chronicle of Dec. 1852 has 'Hamell'; the issue of Oct. 1853 has 'Hamill'. I suspect the 'Hamel' who played in several Manchester events in the 1850s and 1860s was 'L. Hamel' of Glasgow rather than 'F.J. Hamel'. The connection is suggested by a mention in the 7 Feb. 1857 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.124) of a 'Hamel (of Glasgow)' at the annual soirée of the Manchester Club. Tim Harding (personal communication) has provided a birth year for F.J. Hamel of 1862, and evidence that F.J. Hamel was the son of Ludwig Hamel, who may have been L. Hamel, the chess player, but Ludwig died in 1870 and a Hamel played for Manchester in 1871. Possibly 'L. Hamel' was not Ludwig, or possibly he was, and the 'Hamel' who played for Manchester in 1871 might have been, for example, Sigismund.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 13, Mar. 1852, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 13, July 1852, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 13, Dec. 1852, page 361
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 312
   [ILN], vol. 21, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 30, 7 Feb. 1857, page 124
   [ILN], vol. 76, 24 Apr. 1880, page 414
   [Reg], vol. 2, Apr. 1850, page 123
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Sigismund Hamel]

Tournament data

Manchester and Liverpool 1859     Manchester - Liverpool Telegraph Match    
  Hamel, L. - Schull, L.     1 - 0    
Manchester and Liverpool 1860     Manchester - Liverpool Telegraph Match    
  Hamel, L. - Ashton, Ar.     1 - 0    
Manchester 1862 (1)     Manchester Club Tournament    
  Hamel, L. - Kyllman, M.     0 - 1    
Liverpool 1871     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Hamel, L. - Soul, C.     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 10 Aug. 2018