Hamel, L.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  131  2167 (153) 1
1860  137  2168 (151) 0
1861  140  2170 (149) 0
1862  130  2171 (148) 1
1863  128  2176 (148) 0
1864  133  2181 (149) 0
1865  132  2186 (150) 0
1866  138  2191 (150) 0
1867  133  2196 (151) 0
1868  130  2201 (151) 0
1869  122  2206 (151) 0
1870  121  2211 (151) 0
1871  115  2216 (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