Donaldson made breaks of 58, 32, 44, 42 and 71, however he had no answer to the awesome break-building of world No. 2 Mark Selby, losing 4-0 in the next round.
There was further disappointment for Michael Leslie, the rookie pro from Bonnyrigg, who lost 4-0 to world No. 27 Robert Milkins in the first round.
Milkins won the opening frame with a run of 45 before doubling his lead by winning a tight second frame as Leslie broke down on 40. Leslie then lost the next on the black before a break of 44 helped Milkins secure a 4-0 victory.
In the World Amateur Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria, Granton’s Craig MacGillivray won his opening group stages match 4-1 against South Africa’s Baek Minhu 4-1. However, despite recovering from 3-1 down to India’s Brijesh Damani to level his next match at 3-3, MacGillivray lost the deciding frame.
Perth’s Bobby Cruickshanks won his opening three matches, losing only a single frame in the process, whilst Glasgow pair Pat McKinney and Lance Little won their opening matches in the Masters Event.