Hamel, L.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  131  2168 (153) 1
1860  138  2170 (151) 0
1861  141  2171 (149) 0
1862  132  2173 (148) 1
1863  130  2178 (148) 0
1864  135  2183 (149) 0
1865  134  2188 (150) 0
1866  139  2193 (150) 0
1867  134  2198 (151) 0
1868  129  2203 (151) 0
1869  121  2208 (151) 0
1870  121  2213 (151) 0
1871  115  2218 (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