BARRY HAWKINS made a maximum 147 break as he opened his Betway UK Snooker Championship campaign with a 6-2 win over Gerard Greene in York.

Hawkins was in superb form at the Barbican, storming into a 3-0 lead with breaks of 91, 68 and 80 before the maximum put him 4-0 up.

He is in pole position for the £15,000 tournament high break prize, providing his 147 is not matched.

The break also triggered a £10,000 donation from tournament sponsor Betway to Charity Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home.

Ding Junhui joins Hawkins in round two after a dominant 6-2 victory over Duane Jones.

The former world number one - a winner of the competition in 2005 and 2009 - trailed 2-1 after the first three frames but hit back to beat his Welsh opponent.

Ding notched breaks of 73, 103, 77 and 92.

2006 world champion Graeme Dott, former UK champion Stephen Maguire and the tournament’s 2008 runner-up Marco Fu also booked their spots in the second round.

They defeated Barry Pinches (6-1), Craig Steadman (6-3) and Billy Joe Castle (6-4) respectively.

Mark Selby beat Andy Hicks 6-0.