Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  232  2048 (97) 14
1867  231  2039 (103) 0
1868  233  2030 (108) 0
1869  249  2021 (112) 0
1870  269  2012 (115) 0
1871  295  2003 (118) 0
1872  307  1993 (120) 0
1873  322  1984 (122) 0
1874  319  1975 (124) 0
1875  340  1966 (125) 0
1876  362  1957 (126) 0
1877  359  1948 (127) 0
1878  379  1938 (127) 0
1879  389  1929 (128) 1
1880  411  1925 (129) 1
1881  488  1913 (132) 0
1882  549  1901 (135) 0
1883  629  1888 (138) 0
1884  701  1876 (140) 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
   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
   [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    
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: 5 May 2020