MARK ALLEN racked his first career 147 in York at the Betway UK Championship over the weekend.

The perfect break makes it the sixth of the season and the 124th Snooker maximum in snooker history.

Allen, 29, is also the third player this season to make his first 147, following in the footsteps of Thailand's Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Alfie Burden.

John Higgins, Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire have also made maximums this season.

Allen's maximum break came on a weekend where there were plenty of shocks and surprises as World number two Stuart Bingham crashed out of this year's UK, along with the defending champion Neil Robertson who fell in the last 128.

And, on Sunday, Judd Trump, the world number three fell in the last 64 against his practice mate Oliver Lines, 21, (see video), son of Peter Lines who incredibly knocked out Robertson in the first round.

Fergal O'Brien creates another century record

Ireland's Fergal O'Brien created a record for making the most centuries in a best of 11 with five tons in his match with Barry Hawkins, where he went on to win 6 - 5 and knock out the northern Ireland Open finalist Hawkins.

Last season, Kyren Wilson and Anthony Hamilton created history by making six consecutive centuries in a match with Wilson making four and Hamilton racking two.

Neil Robertson over three years ago has the record of making over 100 centuries in a season, 103.

The UK Championship has seen 15 maximums made in its history, with 11 players making one. Two players, seven-times World Champion Stephen Hendry and Ronnie O'Sullivan have made two maximums in the UK event.

Mark Selby created another bit of UK Championship history in 2013 by making the 100th maximum.

O'Sullivan's whitewashes

This year in York Ronnie O'Sullivan's UK Championship campaign has got off to a cracking start as he whitewashed two players in the last 128 and the last 64 without dropping a frame.

In the total of both his matches, he compiled five centuries along the way with making three centuries in his match in six frames against Thailand's Boonyarit Keattikun in the first round.