The first round pairings of the 71st Tournament of Champions next Thursday at United Wireless Arena were released Wednesday morning in an e-mail sent from Dodge City High School athletic director Jay Gifford. Top-seeded Hays will face Hutchinson to open the tournament at 2 p.m., followed by Wichita Heights and Manhattan with a 3:30 p.m. tip-off. Wichita East will face Leavenworth to open the evening session at 7 p.m., followed by host-Dodge City playing Maize with an 8:30 p.m. start. Friday's second day pairings will be the loser of Hays-Hutchinson against the loser of Heights-Manhattan at 2 p.m. in a consolation game, with the second consolation game between the loser of Dodge City-Maize and East-Leavenworth playing at 3:30 p.m. Semifinals are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday's placement rounds will be at 1 p.m. (7th place), 2:30 p.m. (fourth place), 4 p.m. (third place) and 6 p.m. (championship).