Hamel, Julius




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  239  2048 (93) 14
1867  237  2039 (99) 0
1868  250  2029 (103) 0
1869  259  2020 (106) 0
1870  277  2011 (109) 0
1871  307  2001 (112) 0
1872  322  1992 (113) 0
1873  335  1982 (114) 0
1874  356  1973 (115) 0
1875  372  1964 (115) 0
1876  379  1954 (115) 0
1877  370  1945 (115) 0
1878  391  1935 (114) 0
1879  407  1926 (112) 1
1880  429  1923 (111) 1
1881  506  1910 (112) 0
1882  563  1898 (113) 0
1883  639  1886 (113) 0
1884  717  1874 (112) 1
1885  700  1872 (113) 0
1886  690  1870 (114) 0
1887  656  1868 (114) 0
1888  647  1867 (113) 0
1889  637  1865 (112) 0
1890  685  1863 (111) 0
1891  692  1861 (109) 2
1892  743  1853 (111) 0
1893  766  1846 (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.
 
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    
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: 5 Sept. 2021