Competing in just their second career senior ISU Grand Prix event, the pair started the event in fine form, with a career best skate in the short program scoring 64.61 points to put them in third position.
After the short program, Giotopoulos Moore commented.
“We are very tired now. We took out the 3-3 combination because I was struggling in the warmup and we rather wanted to focus on a clean skate given the position we were in”.
In the free skate, the pair had a season best score of 120.78 points which was the fourth highest of the round.
The total score for the pair was 185.39 points, giving them a final ranking of fourth, just missing the podium by 1.08 points.
Taking victory was German pair Minerva Fabienne Hase and Nikita Volodin on a total score of 202.51 points, with Lucrezia Beccari and Matteo Guarise of Italy in second with 190.31 with Rebecca Ghilardi and Filippo Ambrosini also from Italy in third on 186.47.
“We take so much experience from our first senior GP season. It’s so more professional and bigger than on the Junior circuit,” said Golubeva.
The pair will now return to home for the Australian Figure Skating Championships in Erina, NSW, on December 7-8, and then train at the O’Brien Icehouse in Melbourne’s Docklands during January.
“Next for us is Australian Nationals. We are the only senior team competing there. It will be to gain experience with the programs. Maybe we will try a sbs flip there for fun,” said Giotopoulos Moore.